As a company that helps organisations achieve ISO 27001 certification, the first question our clients typically ask is ‘How long does it take?’
While there is no definitive answer to this, in our experience it can take medium-sized organisations more than a year to complete the process, especially without our support.
Large organisations can take years to bring every aspect of their business operations and processes in scope – thankfully, though, it doesn’t have to be that way.
What takes so long?
We’ve found that the greatest pitfalls in achieving ISO 27001 certification are documenting your processes and controls, and conducting a risk assessment.
These projects are troublesome because there’s a lot of work involved, which creates lots of room for error. Organisations can end up managing hundreds of documents at any one time, so even the most experienced implementers can find their work plagued with errors and inconsistencies.
Nick Orchiston, senior consultant at IT Governance, sheds light on the key to implementing ISO 27001:
“Having tools for these aspects can be very beneficial and give someone implementing any management system a ‘key’ to unlock the door.”
Reducing errors and saving you time and money
Using pre-written templates and risk assessment software can significantly reduce errors, save you time and money, and act as guidance for achieving ISO 27001 certification.
The No 3 Comprehensive ISO 27001 ISMS Toolkit contains all the tools you need to implement ISO 27001:
- Official ISO 27000 standards
- Industry-leading implementation guidance
- Pre-written documentation
- Expert risk assessment software
The documentation toolkit alone could help you implement an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS in less than six months. Our latest survey revealed that 77% of customers saved time, and one customer, Tim Moreton, commented:
”Using the templates was the only way that we could deliver a 1st edition ISMS in under 6 months. Our deliverable was a work in progress but miles ahead of where they would have been without the templates.”