The risk assessment is a vital step in the ISO 27001 journey. It will help you identify, analyse and evaluate the specific risks your organisation faces. Do you know:

  • What a data breach incident specific to your organisation would look like?
  • How it would affect your operations or reputation?
  • How likely it is that an incident would occur?

Why are ISO 27001 Risk Assessments important?

ISO 27001 certification can be a tricky area to navigate as there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to the safe and secure handling of information.

There are many aspects that determine the scope of an information security management system (ISMS). To achieve ISO 27001 compliance, businesses will need to provide solid evidence that any risks that pose a threat to their own ISMS are addressed and effectively managed.

What is an ISO 27001 Risk Assessment?

An ISO 27001 Risk Assessment determines what risks are relevant to each organisation. While nobody knows your business better than you do, assessing risk in relation to an ISMS, and in relation to ISO 27001 certification, can be challenging as there are many different areas that are examined as part of the audit. These areas include:

  • Access to information, both digitally and through physical means
  • Security measures, such as firewalls and encryption
  • Employee awareness of risk factors and appropriate staff training
  • Internal procedures and processes

Benefits of an ISO 27001 Risk Assessment

At PGI, we ensure that each ISO 27001 Risk Assessment that we carry out is tailored to the individual business. This allows us to highlight the specific risks relevant to your business. Through this personalised assessment and comprehensive report, organisations can produce the necessary documents required for ISO 27001 certification, including risk treatment plans (RTPs) which demonstrate how risk has been addressed, and statement of applicability (SOA) reports outlining relevant risk factors.

Is an ISO 27001 Risk Assessment right for your organisation?

  • Assistance in identifying the solution Read more Read less

    While many businesses can understand the potential information security risks within their organisation, it can often be much trickier to identify the most effective solutions to these problems.

  • Assess risks and achieve certification Read more Read less

    This is an essential requirement for ISO 27001 certification. If you are considering working towards ISO 27001, it is highly recommended that you begin with a thorough risk assessment.

    This will ensure that your hard work and efforts towards achieving certification are being built upon a solid foundation.

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Why choose PGI?

PGI is a leading choice for ISO 27001 risk assessments, which we can undertake remotely or onsite.

Our team of dedicated ISO 27001 professionals have years of experience in helping organisations become gain and maintain the certification, so you can focus on your core operations.

What makes us different? We tailor our consultancy to each business that we work with, ensuring that any new processes that you choose to implement blend effortlessly with your existing business model. We want ISO 27001 to work for you – not the other way around!

We also offer fully-guided ISO 27001 training—taking you and your team right through from introducing the framework to implementing new ways of working and to achieving ISO 27001 certification. Our comprehensive training approach ensures you have everything you need to achieve your certification.

PGI itself is an ISO 27001 certified organisation.

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