Why ISO 27001?
Completing an ISO 27001 certification audit offers several benefits:
This independent verification is a powerful competitive differentiator that demonstrates your ability to keep information assets secure.
ISO 27001 can also reduce compliance costs. Common processes, procedures and controls implemented as part of ISO 27001 conformance can also be leveraged for other compliance efforts, including PCI, HIPAA, and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Coalfire ISO 27001 Certification Services
Coalfire ISO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coalfire, is one of a handful of fully-qualified certification bodies in North America accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to perform certifications in the U.S. and the U.K. ANAB is an internationally-recognized accreditation body for information security management systems (ISMS). It’s designed to ensure certifying bodies, like Coalfire, are committed to being value-added, competent, and cost-effective providers of assessment services that conform to national and international standards and are provided with the highest integrity and in a timely manner.
Our services include:
ISO Gap Analysis
This early stage gap analysis determines the pieces of your ISMS that are in place and what may be missing before you move toward an informal pre-assessment or to the formal certification audit. The gap analysis is ideal for entities in the process of finalizing their ISMS.
ISO 27001 Pre-Assessment
Coalfire ISO can provide a review of your ISMS and its operation as a rehearsal for the future audit. As part of this work, Coalfire ISO conducts a document review and interviews employees. The pre-assessment will assess the degree of conformance of your system to the ISO 27001 standard and provide a green light to go for the certification audit, or a yellow light if some fine tuning is necessary.
You’ll receive a formal report of any findings and remediation requirements to bring your ISMS into conformance with the ISO 27001 standard. The pre-assessment report will reveal non-conformities, so you have time to address those prior to starting the formal certification audit.
ISO 27001 Certification
This formal certification assessment of the ISO 27001 standard against your ISMS leads to certification. Stage I of the audit assesses your documentation and other information to ensure that you have all the pieces in place in readiness for the Stage 2 Audit. The Stage 2 Audit is focused on practical, “walking the walk” criteria rather than just “talking the talk” results, usually onsite. The certification audit can commence once your ISMS is fully operational.
Formal reports are provided at the end of both the Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits, with the certification recommendation being made at the last day of the Stage 2 onsite.
Why Choose Coalfire for ISO 27001 Certification?
As a qualified ISO 27001 certification body, our compliance services help you:
- Build a comprehensive, robust system of security controls.
- Effectively manage information security risks by aligning security policies and procedures to industry best practices.
- Implement sound, repeatable, and secure processes for managing information systems and entrusted data.
- Significantly reduce the risk of entrusted data security breaches, information loss and related costs.
- Comply with applicable information security laws, regulations, and standards.