Your ISO 27001:2022 Journey

The ISO 27001 standard is crucial for organisations looking to establish a robust framework for information security.

An ISMS (information security management system) that complies with ISO 27001 not only helps mitigate security risks but also enhances trust, helps legal and regulatory compliance, and provides a competitive advantage in an increasingly data-driven and interconnected business environment.

The international standard for information security

What is ISO 27001?

ISO/IEC 27001 is a global benchmark for information security, setting out the requirements for a robust ISMS. It deploys a risk-based approach,

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What is an ISMS?

An ISMS systematically safeguards the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information assets.

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ISO 27001:2022 deadline

30 April 2024




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ISO 27001:2022 is the latest version of the standard. If you are currently certified to

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Essential elements of an ISO 27001 project

 Gap analysis

How do you measure up against ISO 27001? You are very likely to have many of the ISO 27001 controls in place already.

Conducting an ISO 27001 gap analysis is an important starting point. It will identify your compliance gaps so you can implement the security measures you need as effectively and economically as possible.

 Penetration testing

Penetration testing is an essential component of every ISO 27001-compliant ISMS. It enables you to identify the technical vulnerabilities that put your organisation’s information assets at risk. Testing should be carried out regularly, from initial development to ongoing maintenance and continual improvement, in line with control objective 8.8.

 Staff awareness/training and qualifications

Clause 7.2 of ISO 27001:2022 requires an organisation to ensure the competence of people doing work that affects its information security performance. Regular staff awareness training will ensure your staff have the knowledge and skills they need to ensure you achieve and maintain your ISO 27001 certification.


Failure to document your ISO 27001 policies and processes can lead to a nonconformity. Use our customisable documentation templates to create the records you need to achieve and maintain compliance with the Standard.


For step-by-step guidance, read our bite-sized ISO 27001 implementation process. It covers everything from familiarising yourself with the Standard and setting up a project, all the way through to audit and certification.

Risk assessment

Assessing and managing information security risks is at the core of ISO 27001. Find out how to conduct consistent, valid and comparable ISO 27001-compliant risk assessments here.

Speak to an ISO 27001 expert

One of our qualified ISO 27001 lead implementers is ready to offer you practical advice about the best approach to implementing an ISO 27001 project and discuss different options to suit your budget and business needs.

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Why IT Governance?

 We offer everything you need to implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS – you don’t need to go anywhere else.

We led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project and have honed our experience over 20 years, helping you benefit from real-world practitioner expertise, not just academic knowledge.

We have a proven and pragmatic approach to assessing compliance with international standards, no matter your organisation’s size or nature.

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