Introducing our Virtual Coach

Integrated online coaching for ISO 27001 success

Virtual Coach, an alternative to expensive ISO 27001 training

If you or any of your team are new to ISO 27001 then you’ll want to be aware of our Virtual Coach add-on. It’s an ‘always on’ set of videos, checklists and other guides focused on the ‘what, why and how’ of ISO 27001. It demystifies every part of the journey. You’ll save huge amounts of time and cost versus alternative approaches from consultants or generic training courses.

Unlike expensive ISO 27001 lead implementer, lead auditor courses or other in life training our Virtual Coach is integrated into That means it is where you and your colleagues need it at any time you need it (night or day), and everyone can access it for one low-cost subscription.

Virtual Coach covers your initial implementation and the ongoing operation of your ISMS so you can be sure to remain compliant or certified over the lifecycle. If people move or change you have consistency in both the ISMS and its underlying guidance for everyone involved.

“Wow, Virtual Coach just brings alive how to do an ISO 27001 implementation. As someone new to the standard it makes so much more sense and all the bits of the jigsaw fit together easily now.”

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Practical benefits

  • Ensures everyone is on the same page before you start, to avoid confusion or a need to rework anything later on
  • Reinforces a ‘business led’ risk based approach to information security meaning you do what works for your organisation and its culture not just perceived ‘best practice’
  • Offers simple, practical, context-specific advice whenever and wherever you need it inside during your implementation and throughout the lifecycle thereafter
  • Builds your team’s infosec confidence and capability with pragmatism in mind

Considerable advantages

  • Save the time, effort and expense of other training courses for the staff involved
  • Remove the need to bring in costly external consultants (or at least save them for any really thorny areas that are unique to your organisation)
  • Impress your external auditors about the competence of the team if you go for full ISO 27001 certification
  • Delivers over the lifecycle of your ISMS to help maintain consistency of operation whether people join or leave

Everything is connected together in one secure place in

The Virtual Coach is an optional part of the subscription. If you choose it as part of your initial package, it will be ready and waiting when you and your team first sign in. Or you can activate it at any time in the future too. It’s up to you.

Virtual Coach works within and it’s complemented by:

  • Preconfigured ISMS with all the features, tools, frameworks, actionable policies and controls you can Adopt, Adapt or Add to, offering 77% progress the minute you log on
  • Assured Results Method, a pragmatic path to first time ISO 27001 success
  • Software features you need for ISMS success

“I attended an ISO 27001 lead implementer course before we got but have learnt more here. We’ve also made more practical progress very quickly, so if I were doing it again I would just go with the Virtual Coach and”

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All the coaching and support you’ll need

Virtual Coach breaks down into two separate sections, “Preparing for success” and “ISO 27001 requirements”. This is a summary of the areas:

Preparing for success

  • Introduces and explains ISO 27001 fundamentals
  • Explores the key infosec principles that lie behind it
  • Enables you to easily get the ISMS you need for your business success
  • Explains how to plan and prepare for doing it right from the start
  • Looks at the skills and expertise needed
  • Shows you how to get the most out of our platform
  • Has simple exercises to keep it real and practical

ISO 27001 implementation

  • Takes you through ISO 27001’s core requirements, from Clause 4.1 to Annex A.10.2
  • Explains and shares practical tips and strategies for achieving them all
  • Is integrated with the actionable features tools and policy documentation to make progress quickly on your actual implementation (not theorise in a classroom)
  • Helps you understand what your auditor and other stakeholders need

Maintaining your ISO 27001 success

You’ll need to evolve your ISMS as your organisation changes and grows, and new infosec challenges come over the horizon. That’s an essential part of:

  • Maintaining your organisation’s ISO 27001 compliance or certification
  • Getting recertified when your certification’s three-year lifespan ends
  • Review your ISO 27001 policies and controls in line with the standard’s needs
  • Undertake the audits, reviews and improvements that need to be done
  • Show you are in control of your ISMS at any point in time
  • Onboard new staff who join your ISMS team or need to understand your ISMS
  • Show any external auditors you’re committed to long-term infosec skills improvement
  • Help you and your team learn new skills and show ongoing professional development
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Platform features

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.