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Finding the right ISO 27001 consultant

What is ISO 27001

ISO 27001 is a comprehensive international standard that outlines best practices for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). It provides a systematic approach to managing and protecting company and customer information securely. The ISO 27001:2022 standard is structured into ten main clauses and the Annex A controls.

The core requirements covers

  • Context

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Support

  • Operation

  • Performance Evaluation

  • Continuous improvement

This is then extended to the Annex A, which provides 93 controls in 4 themes: Organisational, People, Physical, and Technological, allowing organisations to address specific security risks effectively.

How do I implement ISO 27001

The core requirements of ISO 27001 must be implemented for any organisation seeking certification.

Implementation involves building a cybersecurity risk assessment framework, the establishment of security policies, training of staff, and continuous management and review of the ISMS. It's tailored to address an organisation's specific risks.

The implementation also requires selection of those relevant Annex A controls, based on risk assessments, to tailor ISO 27001 to their specific needs and threats.

How long does it take to implement ISO 27001

The timeline for implementation varies depending on the company's size, complexity, existing policies, and level of commitment.

Most small to medium sized organisations find that implementing ISO 27001 takes around nine months. For larger organisations, it can take over a year.

Do I need to hire an ISO 27001 Consultant

While it's not mandatory, hiring a consultant can offer expertise and streamline the process.

A trained ISO 27001 consultant can assist with compliance, gap analyses, and can be particularly beneficial for businesses new to ISO 27001 or those with limited resources.

This could be especially useful for businesses like SaaS providers, software vendors, and technology product manufacturers.

However, for smaller companies with a limited technology footprint, hiring a consultant might not be the most cost-effective option.

Why customers choose Patterned Security consultancy

We engage with medium-sized businesses wanting to reach ISO 27001 certification

We understand that you want practical cybersecurity solutions that fit your company profile and not just a set of policies and frameworks intended for large enterprises with heavy process-driven workflows.

Building cybersecurity that makes sense for your business 

Striking the right balance for cybersecurity is difficult. We spend time understanding your business's drivers and risk appetite for cybersecurity so that initiatives have a clear purpose and outcome.

Flexibility that grows with your maturity

Our services and engagement models are designed to suit both your business’s current requirements and provide a pathway for continued growth and maturity for ISO 27001.

Want to learn more about how we can help your business with ISO 27001, reach out to us at

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