ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System Certification: to keep your data secure and provide evidence of this to customers and suppliers

ISO/IEC 27001 "Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems" is an international standard that defines the requirements for planning, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving information security management systems.

ISO/IEC 27001 certification is applicable to organisations operating in the majority of commercial and industrial sectors, and in public administration, and demonstrates that the holder-organisation’s information security management system conforms with the international reference standard. It also proves that the organisation has taken all the necessary steps to minimise the risks to which the information it handles is exposed.

ISO/IEC 27001

Published in October 2022, the new ISO/IEC 27001:2022 will replace the previous edition of 2013. Click here to know more

The standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system in the context of the organisation. It also includes requirements for the evaluation and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organisation. The requirements set down in the standard are generic and intended to be applicable to all organisations, regardless of their type, size or nature.

The purpose of the standard is to protect data and information against a wide range of threats (unauthorised access, destruction and theft of data, interruption of service, computer viruses) in order to ensure business continuity. Having an effective information security management system means being equipped with a full range of security measures to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

  • Confidentiality: so that all information is accessible only to authorised persons
  • Integrity: to prevent undue, accidental or fraudulent changes to information
  • Availability: to ensure that users can access data on the basis of their specific permission profiles within time-frames that are consistent with their operational needs.

The benefits of ISO/IEC 27001 certification

Information security management system certification helps organisations to:

  • ensure compliance with contractual and legislative requirements
  • enhance their credibility and visibility, safeguard their image and assets and facilitate information retrieval
  • manage the costs of security incidents
  • effectively target their investments in implementing security controls
  • ensure and provide evidence to stakeholders that the organisation has implemented all the necessary tools and technical and organisational measures to safeguard information security

Why opt for CSQ ISO/IEC 27001 certification from IMQ?

The more authoritative the awarding body, the higher the value of your management system certification in the market. IMQ is Italy’s leading conformity assessment body and is one of the top players by number of certifications issued, within the framework of management system certification. Its auditors operate nationwide and, backed up by long experience and up-to-date skills, provide a useful service not only to organisations, but also to the latter’s customers, consumers and stakeholders.

Certification for CSQ schemes is awarded to organisations that operate in accordance with the applicable standards. Certificates are valid for three years. The audits are planned on the basis of the customer’s requirements and in accordance with international standards. After the award of the certificate, the organisation undergoes periodic audits and an overall system review every three years. The auditors make on-site visits to organisations to analyse their ability to plan and manage their business processes. Management system certification is the endorsement enjoyed by organisations that have chosen to equip themselves with efficient management systems and suitable skills and structures, aimed at continuous improvement. And the higher the prestige of the awarding body, the higher the value of the guarantee. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our laboratories have full capability to put products through all the checks required by the major European directives and international standards. The certifications issued by IMQ are synonymous with trust. They guarantee safety, performance, efficiency and quality standards. More than 10,000 companies have turned to IMQ to certify their products and stand out on the market. Notified body for the main EU directives, IMQ offers tests and CE certifications to assess the conformity of the products to the requirements required to be marketed on the European market. Inspections and audits validate the conformity of electrical installations, equipment, supplies and services with the applicable technical and legislative specifications.