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ISO 27001 Certification: Information Security

Dependable information security with ISO 27001 ISMS certification

ISO 27001 Certification
ISO 27001 Certification

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Cybercrime is often the result of obsolete technology, mishandled confidential information, or virus-related security vulnerabilities. Cybercrime, IT outages, espionage, and data misuse are the consequences. Protect your organization by optimizing your information security management system (ISMS) to ISO/IEC 27001. The use of a documented information security management system enables you to react strategically to information security requirements from customers, your industry, and the government.

Our experienced team will guide you through each stage of ISO 27001 certification. This enables you to uncover possible risks and considerably increase your level of information security. Certification serves as proof that data protection and information security are important to you and that your company can react flexibly to unexpected threats.

Secure Competitive Advantages With ISO 27001 Certification

  • Reduce business risks and legal risks through a compliant data management system

  • Protect the sensitive data of your stakeholders in a trustworthy, sustainable way

  • Identify threats to your business proactively and minimize them before an incident occurs

  • Save money with the proven structure of the globally-recognized ISO 27001 standard that will embed information security into every layer of your organization

ISO 27001 Certification at a Glance

With the introduction and certification of your information security management system, you can effectively respond to legal requirements and customer demands relevant to information security. Benefit from the advantages of ISO/IEC 27001: The standard focuses on both the implementation of technical measures and the documentation that takes into account all relevant risks for the respective business operation. Together, these fundamentals and the interlocking of technical and organizational measures create a robust level of security.

Considering your individual situation and providing a holistic view of your company, ISO 27001 certification ensures the integration of the standard into the entire corporate structure for added advantages. A stakeholder and risk analysis helps you to identify and implement the measures you need to sustainably increase your information security. In doing so, your ISMS can be optimized and adapted in an agile manner.

The ISO 27001 Certification Process - DEKRA

Steps of the ISO 27001 Certification Process

  1. Information and preliminary audit (optional)
    Informational discussion and prepatory steps for the certification process
  2. Stage 1 audit
    Readiness assessment with a review of the management system description and documented processes
  3. Stage 2 audit
    Evaluation of the implementation of the management system in relation to the standard and your organization's documented procedures
  4. Audit report
    The auditor sends documentation of the audit to DEKRA to review their findings
  5. Certificate and seal
    After successful completion, you will receive your certificate and the DEKRA Seal (with a maximum term of three years)
  6. Surveillance audit
    A surveillance audit of the practical implementation is conducted the each year until recertification
  7. Recertification
    Three years after initial certification, steps 2 to 5 are repeated for the recertification audit

How to Get Ready For ISO 27001 Certification

For a time-saving and smooth certification process, you can prepare yourself by:

  • Determining the scope of the ISMS
  • Defining your information security policy and objectives
  • Developing a risk assessment and risk management methodology
  • Creating a statement of applicability
  • Defining security roles and responsibilities
  • Creating an inventory of assets
  • Ensuring acceptable use of assets
  • Defining policies, such as access control according to Annex A of ISO/IEC 27001

About ISO 27001

ISO 27001 is the globally recognized standard in the field of cybersecurity. This certification can be applicable to any company, regardless of size and industry. The standard provides important guidelines in the area of planning, implementation, control, and optimization of your information security.

Assessment parameters include:

  • The establishment of an appropriate ISMS
  • The implementation of a mechanism for identifying risks, self-assessment, prevention and remediation of security gaps
  • The plausibility of the defined security levels of the processed information
  • The implementation of appropriate measures to ensure adequate information security

Did you know DEKRA can perform remote audits?

DEKRA offers remote audit solutions that increase flexibility, while decreasing setup time and travel costs. Remote audits include the same processes as on-site audits, but use secure technology to conduct interviews and tours, review documents, and inspect systems remotely. An audit may be fully remote or utilize a blended approach, depending on your needs and capabilities. Our remote audits meet ISO 19011:2018 and IAF MD 4:2018 standards for security and are accepted by ANAB.

Your Reliable, Impartial Partner For ISO 27001 Certification

With our ISO 27001 certification, you will benefit from our experts' many years of experience in the field of information security and management system certification. The globally recognized DEKRA Seal is a symbol that earns confidence.

If you already have a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015 , you are in a great position for a integrated ISO 27001 information security management system. With the inclusion of enhanced information security in your quality management program, you signal both externally and internally that company and customer-related data security is important to you. You can also save time and money by taking advantage of integrated certification with other standards, such as ISO 14001 or ISO 45001 .


ISO 27001 is an international standard covering information security implementation for organizations. It was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has established itself as a globally-recognized standard.

Information security serves as preventive protection from damage and threats to organizations’ data and information. With the help of proven technical and organizational measures defined in industry standards, weak points and security gaps can be identified and remedied appropriately.

The three core objectives of information security are:

  • Confidentiality: protection of confidential information against unauthorized access
  • Integrity: minimizing risks and ensuring the completeness and accuracy of data and information
  • Availability: ensuring reliability and usability for authorized access to information and information systems

The abbreviation ISMS stands for Information Security Management System. The ISMS defines rules, methods, and measures to control, manage, and ensure information security. An ISMS can be implemented in your company within the scope of certification according to ISO 27001 and checked for its effectiveness.

ISO 27001 certification offers you numerous advantages:

  • You minimize your company's liability and risks
  • You reduce your costs
  • You identify and reduce threats to your business
  • You protect your confidential data and information
  • You secure the trust of customers and business partners
  • You increase your competitiveness
  • You meet the requirements of auditors

ISO 27001 is suitable for every industry, since today almost all companies use information technology systems and depend on their security. The requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 are designed to be applicable to any company, regardless of industry or size.

ISO 27001 Certification Process

Before the audit

The ISO 27001 certification process involves a preparation stage prior to the actual audit. This can include:

  • Determining the scope of the ISMS
  • Defining information security guidelines and goals
  • Developing a risk assessment and risk treatment methodology
  • Preparing a declaration of applicability
  • Preparing a risk management plan and risk assessment report
  • Defining security roles and responsibilities
  • Creating a list of assets
  • Ensuring acceptable use of assets
  • Defining guidelines, e.g. for access control according to Annex A of ISO 27001

If desired, the ISO 27001 certification process can include a preliminary audit prior to initial certification, in which the ISMS documentation is reviewed and checked for completeness and conformity to standards.

The ISO 27001 certification audit

The ISO 27001 certification audit consists of a Stage 1 audit for checking the ISMS documentation and determining whether the company is ready for certification (readiness assessment) followed by a Stage 2 audit for testing the efficacy of the ISMS.

Our auditors document the audit in a report and evaluate your company's ISMS. In the next step, the certificate and the DEKRA seal are issued with a validity of up to three years.

Next are the annual surveillance audits for maintaining certification: the first takes place within one year of the initial audit, and the second in the following year.

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