12th June 2020 – Partnership Announcement

27k1 Ltd is delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership with NDC Certification Services that will help more SME’s achieve ISO 27001 certification during challenging times.

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Why we partnered?

At 27k1, we understand the certification process can be costly and not just in terms of money. The 27k1 ISMS makes the implementation of your customer’s ISMS quicker and more efficient, especially when using the latest version of the ISO 27001 software. Implementation is not only easier when using our software, but our partnership with NDC can now help to reduce the cost of certification for 27k1 customers.

Why Get ISO 27001 Certification?

Certification not only demonstrates that a company is working to the requirements of the ISO standard, it goes much further! It’s an assurance to interested parties that information security is taken seriously and forms part of their organisation’s risk management strategy, especially during the Covid 19 pandemic, when asking employees to work from home, It also demonstrates ‘security by design’ under the GDPR and that a company has a robust ISMS, the certification bringing a competitive advantage when bidding for contracts or tenders.

Making ISO 27001 accessible to SME’s

In general, ISO 27001 has usually been adopted by larger organisations, due to the high cost of implementation and certification. Our software not only reduces the time and cost it takes to implement an ISMS, it helps reduce the initial and ongoing costs of certification. The teams at 27k1 and NDC have been working in partnership to reduce the costs of certification by:

  • Reviewing 27k1 users ISMS policies and documentation remotely
  • Sharing screens to evidence conformity during audits
  • Conducting team interviews over Skype, Microsoft Teams or your preferred method
  • Using our innovative software to demonstrate how you manage IT assets
  • Evidence how you identify ISMS risks and risk treatment
  • Highlight how you raise, track and close out nonconformities
  • Upon successful audit of the management system, the customer is recommended for certification

Partnering with 27k1 has introduced added value to our clients, the software written by 27k1’s infosec experts helps speed up implementation and makes the whole certification process more transparent, it allows NDC to cut the number of audit days required to certify a company site

Ian Fielding – Director of NDC Certification Services Ltd

Already ISO27001 certified?

27k1 have also been working with NDC to make it easier for 27k1 customers to reduce the cost of re-certification by switching to NDC. Simply upload the findings of your previous audit report, book a time with your NDC auditor and find out how much you can save by switching providers.

Next Steps

For further details on our exciting partnership and introducing your customers to the 27k1 ISMS, contact 27k1 at https://27k1.com/contact

For further details of NDC’s Certification Services and becoming an NDC audit partner, please visit: https://www.ndcmanagement.co.uk/contact-us

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