ISO 27001 Certification: Information Security Management System

Get the way of controlling risk for your business by achieving ISO 27001 Certification in the Maldives.

The foremost information security standard in the world, ISO 27001, has been updated after nine years

The new ISO/IEC 27001:2022 got released on October 25, 2022, replacing the 2013 version. There are notable changes. Contact us for understanding these significant changes, and for guidance on how to update to the newer version ISO 27001:2022.

Contact us for transitioning from ISO 27001:2013 to ISO 27001:2022 or, new certification towards ISO 27001:2022.

What is ISO 27001 Certification?

Information is considered one of the most important assets for an organization. For an organization, information is valuable and should be appropriately protected by the trusted hands to reduce manipulation and security attacks. Security is to combine systems, operations, and internal control management to ensure integrity and confidentiality of data and operation that are crucial and loss of the data can affect the Business reputation of an organization.

ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) is an International standard to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information in a company by reducing the risk of suffering a data information breach. ISO 27001:2013 standard was published by the International Organization for standardization and International Electronic Commission to keep your systems and your data safe from all manner of threats: external and internal, intentional and unintentional. The entire process of ISO 27001 Standard helps you to reduce the range of threats to which your information is regularly subjected.

The Organization where the information or data of their clients or customers is the key source of the business requires a high level of security to protect the databases to provide a risk assessment to identify any threat involved to get it mitigated as earlier as possible. For these organizations implementing the standard states that the company has implemented an information security system compliant with ISO 27001 Certification and provides value to the security.

Benefits of ISO 27001 Certification

  1. Keeps your systems and data safe
  2. Provide a secure framework of controls and systems
  3. Preserves the goodwill and reliability of your organization
  4. Brings compliance with legal and statutory requirements
  5. Open up the gateway to public sector tenders
  6. Helps you stay ahead of any new threats
  7. Follow best practice to mitigate risks
  8. Helps businesses to become more productive
  9. Avoid costly penalties and financial losses
  10. Demonstrates credibility

Why you need ISO 27001 Certification?

ISMS 27001 Standard is needed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of security in an organization to bring a certain degree of information security protection from any threats to the financial or crucial information or databases. Implementation of ISO 27001 standard also helps an organization to identify potential risks and treat’s them soon with the compliance of the regulations and laws.

Requirements of ISO 27001 Certification

The requirements of ISO 27001 are underlined from sections 4 through 10 and can be summarized as follows:

1. Context of the organization – understanding the organization issues (internal and external)

2. Leadership – defines and determine the set of policies and procedures by the top management

3. Planning – Identify risk and managing risk to achieve the information security management system compliance and the organization’s objectives.

4. Support – keep and supply adequate resources for the process and maintain records eventually

5. Operation – implementing the process to conduct a risk assessment

6. Performance evaluation –evaluate management review and performance to achieve objectives

7. Improvement – defines continual improvement in ISMS as per technology update and reduce nonconformities

Apart from these, some mandatory requirements an organization need to be accomplished are

  1. Determine the scope of ISMS (as per clause 4.3)
  2. Information security policy (clause 5.2)
  3. Identification and Information of risk assessment process (clause 6.1.2)
  4. Information risk treatment process by addressing the risk (clause 6.1.3)
  5. Information security objectives and plans to fulfill them (clause 6.2)
  6. Evidence/proof of competence in information security (clause 7.2)
  7. Other ISMS-related documents (clause 7.5.1b)
  8. Operational planning and control of risk and documents (clause 8.1)
  9. The results of the] risk assessments (clause 8.2)
  10. The decisions regarding risk treatment and solutions (clause 8.3)
  11. Evidence of the monitoring and measurement, analysis, and measurement of information security (clause 9.1)
  12. The program and the results of audits conducted (clause 9.2)
  13. Evidence/proof of reviews of top management of the ISMS (clause 9.3)
  14. Evidence/proof of nonconformities identified and corrective actions arising (clause 10.1)

Which Organization needs ISO 27001 Certification?

Information is very crucial for every organization. Any misuse or misplacement can affect the organization negatively. The organizations where data is the main source of business like the financial sector, hospitals, data centers, IT sectors, banking sector, public sectors, and others irrespective of size should apply for ISO 27001.

ISO 27001 Certification process in Maldives and Male

Strength of Ascent MALDIVES

  • We at Ascent MALDIVES have helped over 6000 management systems to put their business in the place.
  • We at Ascent have been serving in this field of Management Systems Standards, Product Marking Certifications, and Training for more than 10+ years with vast knowledge of the ISO compliance standards.
  • We have well-qualified professional and competent Consultants who understand your business and technical needs and can help you with the practical and pragmatic approach in developing ISO 27001 Certification standard requirements and Certification with proper guidance and training of your personnel.
  • Over the years with this approach, we have been enjoying the positive market value that has helped us win numerous service awards and helps in gaining the trust of our clients and customers.
  • We at Ascent do not mislead you with any hidden charges.
  • We provide the best quote that suits your pocket and achieves excellence in your work.
  • We at Ascent enjoy a 100% success rate with certifications and audits.
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Email your business information to or make an appointment for a meeting. After evaluating your business we will get you the real cost, involvement patterns, and timelines, for implementing and acquiring ISO 27001 Certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ISO 27001 Certification mandatory?

ISO 27001 certification is for the organization dealing with huge crucial and critical data and information. To safeguard these data and information from any harm or misuse and build confidentiality among their customers, organizations prefer ISO 27001 certification.

How long, does it take to acquire ISO 27001 Certification?

It depends on the involvement of the top management and the coordination among the employees in an organization. Approximately, it takes 3 months for the full certification process to get completed for an organization. It is just estimation. It greatly depends on the size (workforce) and criticality of the business.

How long ISO 27001 valid?

The cycle of the ISO 9001 certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of issue, subject to the successful conduct of periodic annual surveillance audits before completion of the 1st & 2nd year respectively.  

What is the cost of implementing ISO 27001?

Here, two costs are involved i.e. 

1.Certification cost and,

2.Consultancy cost. 

It depends on the consultancy you take. For the best and accurate cost, Ascent provides a total package of Consultancy and Certification pocket-friendly proposals with no extra/hidden cost to the organization. We also provide Surveillance and Re-Certification services too, as per the requirement.

Can an independent person be ISO 27001 certified?

Yes. An individual like the Financial Auditor or Lead Auditor can be ISO 27001 certified as they work with confidential information for an organization.

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