Information Security Management System SaaS For ISO 27001

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What is an Information Security Management System (ISMS)?

An Information Security Management System describes and demonstrates your organisation’s approach to information security and privacy. It will help you identify and address the threats and opportunities around your valuable information and any related assets. That protects your organisation from security breaches and shields it from disruption if and when they do happen.

But that’s not its most important benefit.
An effective ISMS will also:

  • Help you win new business and enter new sectors
  • Strengthen your relationship with your existing customers
  • Build your organisation’s brand and reputation

To achieve that, you’ll need a quick and easy way of demonstrating your information security policies, procedures and controls with your ISMS. That’s why many organisations choose to go for ISO 27001 compliance or certification. Achieving the standard is a very effective way of proving the ongoing information security excellence and effectiveness within your organisation.

Our cloud-based platform makes creating an ISO 27001 ISMS a simple, speedy task. It comes preloaded with content that will guide you to compliance, certification and beyond. Our expert support teams can work with organisations of every type, size and level of information security knowhow. And you can use our platform to achieve other standards like ISO 27701 and 22301, and meet regulations like GDPR and POPIA.

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What does an ISMS do?

  • Safeguards your organisation’s information assets
  • Makes it easy to show any interested party:
    • How secure those information assets are
    • How seriously your organisation takes infosec
  • Constantly evolves to keep up with:
    • New infosec risks and opportunities
    • Your organisation’s development and growth

What does an ISMS include?

To achieve ISO 27001 compliance or certification, you need a fully-functioning ISMS that meets the standard’s requirements. It will define your organisation’s information assets, then cover off all the:

Risks your organisation’s information assets face

Measures you’ve put in place to protect them

Guidance to follow or actions to take when they’re threatened

People responsible for or involved in every step of the infosec process

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Shaping your ISMS

Your ISMS should meet your organisation’s unique needs, taking account of:

  • How your organisation, its stakeholders and customers work in practice
  • What sort of risk appetite you and they have
  • The wider contexts that affect you all

Most of our customers start with ISO 27001. An ISMS can also help you achieve other standards like GDPR and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Our platform supports those and many others. And it’ll accelerate you through everything we’ve listed above, and more.

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Safeguarding your customers

An effective ISMS doesn’t just protect you. It safeguards your customers too. The higher you move up the security scale, the more you’ll impress your current and potential ones. Our platform will accelerate your organisation to level four or five. And then we can help you move beyond them.

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No people system, policies or technology to support information or cyber security management

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Minimum time spent on security related policies but not structured as a system or following any standards

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Meeting the requirements for basic information security management e.g with Cyber Essentials

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Investing in people, policies, processes & systems to show compliance with ISO 27001 & have an ISMS

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Achieve & maintain an independently certified ISMS that follows ISO 27001, underpinned with a sustainable technology solution

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ISMS.online was the only tool we found that hit the sweet spot of providing a comprehensive and proven ISMS, ‘out of the box’, at a reasonable price for a mid-sized organisation. And unlike many other solutions, a complete ISMS and data privacy were integrated well in one package.

Andy Loakes

Risk and Compliance Director, REPL

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What you’ll need to implement your ISMS

  1. ISMS implementation resource

    Creating or upgrading an ISO 27001 compliant or certified information security management system can be a complex, challenging process. To implement it successfully, you’ll need a clearly defined manager or team with the time, budget and knowhow needed to make your ISMS happen. And once it’s up and running your business will need to have the right ISMS governance processes in place.

    Our Assured Results Method will guide you to first time ISO 27001 success. It’s easy to migrate ISMS work you’ve already done into our platform. And we suggest governance processes and procedures too.

  2. Systems and tools for implementation and ongoing management

    An effective information security management system draws on and manages many different resources. As well as its data they can include your organisation’s software and hardware, its physical infrastructure and even its staff and suppliers. You’ll need to implement the right processes, systems and tools to guide and oversee them all through your ISMS. That kind of systematic approach guarantees effective risk management for your whole organisation.

    Our platform includes a wide range of bespoke information security support systems, ranging from our context-specific Virtual Coach to a full suite of implementation management tools.

  3. Actionable policies and controls that will work in practice

    Your information security management system will tell your colleagues, suppliers and other stakeholders how to protect your information assets and what to do when they’re at risk. Those information security practices and procedures must be defined in clear, widely understood and easy to act on policies and controls. That way the benefits of your ISMS will be widely and easily understood, and its integrity assured.

    Our pre-loaded Adopt, Adapt, Add Content gives you actionable policies and controls that take you 77% of the way to your goal before you’ve even begun.

  4. Staff communications and engagement mechanisms

    ISO 27001 requires that your organisation lives and breathes your information security management system. So your colleagues and other interested parties need to know about your ISMS, understand why it’s so important and have a clear sense of their information security responsibilities. If an ISMS just sits there gathering dust, it won’t protect anything! Effective engagement tools and procedures are essential. You might even need to run some information security training courses.

    Our Policy Packs make it easy to share specific policies and controls with everyone who needs to know about and follow them, across your organisation and beyond it.

  5. Systems and tools for supply chain management

    Your information security management system will extend beyond your organisation. Your suppliers and other third parties probably hold or handle valuable data on your behalf. Complying with ISO 27001 can mean making sure they comply with your ISMS too. And to assure your organisation’s integrity you’ll need to protect yourself against any information security issues or challenges their use of your data could create.

    Our Accounts feature gives you everything you need to assess your supply chain information security needs, then put the right precautions in place to meet them.

  6. Certification activity and working with external auditors

    If you’re going for full ISO 27001 certification, you’ll need to find a properly-accredited independent certification body for your ISMS. They’ll take you through a two-stage certification process. Then they’ll return for regular update audits during the three-year life of your ISO 27001 certification. To comply with the standard you’ll need to take your ISMS through regular internal audits too.

    We can guide you to ISO 27001 certification, make showing your external auditors how effective your ISMS is a simple task, simplify internal audits and help you manage recertification too.

  7. Ongoing ISMS operation and improvement resource

    An effective information security management system is always on and always alert. It evolves to match its organisation’s growth and development, and meet constant new information security challenges. And it quickly picks up and corrects any of its own glitches or errors, using them as data to drive constant improvement. After all, risk assessment and response never ends.

    We provide a full suite of easy-access ISMS management and improvement tools and procedures, plus guidance on everything from engaging senior managers to sorting out your risk treatment plan.

What kind of help do you need from us?

New to information security?

We have everything you need to design, build and implement your first ISMS.

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Ready to transform your ISMS?

We’ll help you get more out of the infosec work you’ve already done.

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Want to unleash your infosec expertise?

With our platform you can build the ISMS your organisation really needs.

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Disconnected templates and toolkits supported by an expensive consultant just don’t cut it anymore. You need an ISMS that works for you both now and as your business grows.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why your business needs ISMS.online

ISMS.online will help you protect and manage your organisation’s information assets through effective risk management. In order for your organisation’s ISMS to be effective, it must analyse the security needs of each information asset and apply appropriate controls to keep those assets safe. Our all-in-one platform allows you to easily manage ISO 27001 and similar standards that define the processes that make up the ISMS as well as the security measures that the organisation should implement to ensure information security.

How ISMS.online helps manage your information security

An information security management system defines policies, methods, processes, and tools. It’s a centrally managed framework that enables you to manage, monitor, review and improve your information security practices in one place. With ISMS.online, our Adopt Adapt and Add Content makes it easy to create all the security policies and controls you’ll need for ISO 27001 success. This means your ISMS will be influenced by your organisation’s needs, objectives, security requirements, size, and processes. Your ISMS requires proper asset identification and valuation steps, including confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets. Our powerful software can help your organisation strike a balance between securing assets and making them accessible to authorized persons that may need that data/access to do their jobs. ISMS.online provides you with a systematic approach to implementing information security within your company as well as compliance with security standards. To ensure information security in every part of your company, clear responsibilities must be defined and all necessary resources (money, personnel, time) must be made available. ISMS.online provides a full suite of ISMS management and improvement tools, plus guidance on everything from involving your senior management to reporting ISMS issues.

What are the benefits of ISMS.online

An ISMS will document the specifics of procedures, processes and systems. This will include IT infrastructures such as document management systems and other associated platforms. At ISMS online, we provide you with a logical, easy to use, cloud-based information management interface that makes documenting your information assets and processes simple allowing you to demonstrate compliance to an external auditor/certification body ISO 27001 Certification will both protect and enhance your reputation, guides your organisation’s compliance with business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements whilst Improving your organisation’s structure, focus and governance. This sharpening of your competitive edge means that your business will attract a new calibre of client. Our cloud-based platform allows you to access all your information security resources in one place. This helps your organisation check its information security and progress against the ISO 27001 standard. If you would like to find out more, give us a call or fill out the contact form on our website. We’ll get back to you within one working day.

Why is ISMS.online an information security must?

ISMS.online’s all-in-one platform helps you to easily implement the seven elements that make an effective ISMS for your organisation:
  • Implementation resource: You will need a clearly defined manager or team with the time, budget and knowhow needed to make your ISMS happen.
  • Systems and tools: These will help you oversee your organisation’s software and hardware, its physical infrastructure as well as staff and suppliers.
  • Policies and controls: These tell your colleagues, suppliers and other interested parties how to protect your information assets and what to do when they’re at risk.
  • Comms and engagement tools: Your colleagues will need to know about and understand your ISMS and have a clear sense of their responsibilities as part of your organisation.
  • Supply chain management tools: Your suppliers probably hold or handle valuable information on your behalf, so it is important to make sure they comply with your ISMS too.
  • Audit guidance and support: Whether your organisation is going for compliance or certification, your ISMS will need to successfully undergo ongoing audits.
  • Operation and improvement resources: Your ISMS needs to evolve with your organisation, meet constant new infosec challenges and stay glitch or error-free.

How much does ISMS.online cost?

Our pricing depends on your goals. The cost of your ISMS will vary depending on:
  • Your objectives
  • Your ISMS’ scope
  • The size and nature of your organisation
  • Your preferred ways of working
  • Quite a few other factors!
That’s why we only give quotes once we’ve found out who you are and what you need to achieve. Get your quote here.

How to manage your information security effectively with ISMS.online

An effective ISMS will safeguard your organisation and help it grow. It can deliver a surprisingly high return on investment. Our “Building the Business Case for an ISMS” white paper shows you how to calculate your organisation’s ISMS RoI. More and more customers are looking for suppliers who take information security seriously. ISO 27001 compliance or certification is becoming a basic condition of entry. That’s because they understand just how damaging infosec incidents can be. On average, security breaches cost large organisations between £1.46m and £3.14m, and small ones between £75k and £311k. Under the EU GDPR regulations, organisations can face fines up to 4% of global turnover. The reputation hit can be very big too. That’s why ISMS.online is such a good investment. Building your first ISMS or upgrading your existing one will:
  • Give your customers and stakeholders infosec certainty
  • Safeguard your organisation’s brand, results and stakeholders
  • Help you win new business, enter new markets and grow
In the longer term, you’ll need to evolve your ISMS, maintaining your existing compliance or certification while possibly going for new standards. In general, we find our longer-term customers focus on:
  • Bringing down costs while increasing efficiency
  • Showing the real value of their work while reducing admin drudgery
  • Making it easy for users to understand and comply with their ISMS

Does ISMS.online provide ISO 27001 training or support?

The ISMS.online platform’s full of content that explains ISO 27001 and shows you how to meet its requirements. It’s simple, easy to use and created by experts. You won’t need external training because you’ll be training yourself as you move through it. So instead of spending your time puzzling out your next steps, you’ll race ahead to first-time ISO 27001 success. And we’ve made sure it’s all surprisingly affordable too.
  • Our Assured Results Method guides you through every step of the ISMS creation and certification process
  • Our optional Virtual Coach gives you context-specific advice and support whenever you need it
  • Our Adopt, Adapt, Add content starts you off with 77% of your ISMS documentation already completed
  • Friendly, helpful ISMS support teams you can chat to from within our platform (or just call up)
  • ISO 27001 experts on call as if you need them, to fill in any knowledge or confidence gaps
  • Simple, powerful management tools, making it easy to show just how effective your ISMS is

Does ISMS.online provide templates or toolkits?

ISMS templates and toolkits have their benefits, but they can also be confusing and hard to manage. ISMS.online’s simplified, secure, sustainable platform gives you so much more than they do, including a full support wrap, built-in management tools and a clear path all the way to certification. So instead of spending your time puzzling out your next steps, you’ll race ahead to first-time ISO 27001 success. And we’ve made sure it’s all surprisingly affordable too.
  • Our Assured Results Method guides you through every step of the ISMS creation and certification process
  • Our optional Virtual Coach gives you context-specific advice and support whenever you need it
  • Our Adopt, Adapt, Add content starts you off with 77% of your ISMS documentation already completed
  • Friendly, helpful ISMS support teams you can chat to from within our platform (or just call up)
  • ISO 27001 experts on call as if you need them, to fill in any knowledge or confidence gaps
  • Simple, powerful management tools, making it easy to show just how effective your ISMS is