ISO/IEC 27001:2022
Information Security Management Systems

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What is the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Information Security Management System Standard?

ISO 27001:2022 is a globally recognized Information Security Management System (ISMS) Standard that outlines the best practices and requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving Information Security. It provides a systematic and structured approach to managing sensitive company information, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information assets.

The implementation of ISO 27001:2022 can help organisations identify and mitigate potential security risks and vulnerabilities, protect against cyber attacks and data breaches, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. It also provides a framework for continual improvement of the organisation’s information security position.

Note that the full name of the standard is ISO/IEC 27001:2022, Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection – Information security management systems – Requirements.

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ISO Standard Documents

The ISO 27001:2022 Standard is an actual document developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) detailing the standard’s clauses and requirements. We highly recommend that you purchase the ISO 27001:2022 Standard document, to fully understand the requirements for successful implementation. Visit Standards Australia to purchase a copy.

Why ISO 27001?

Achieving ISO 27001:2022 Certification is a wise decision for any size organisation aiming to establish an internationally recognised Information Security Management System (ISMS). Beyond enhancing information security measures, ISO 27001 serves as a powerful business improvement tool, fostering operational excellence and instilling customer confidence. 

Achieving this Certification will not only help your organisation safeguard sensitive data, but also demonstrate a commitment to maintaining robust information security practices. In an increasingly digital world, the ISO 27001 Certification showcases a proactive stance towards cybersecurity, potentially leading to increased business opportunities and competitive advantage. 

In fact, achieving Certification to ISO 27001 may also help your eligibility to secure government tenders or grants, leading to bigger projects. It will also benefit organisations with meeting other contract requirements, such as insurance premiums and product requirements, just to name a couple. 

Moreover, it aids in streamlining processes, identifying vulnerabilities, and mitigating risks, thereby fortifying an organisation’s overall resilience. Overall, it signifies a dedication to continual improvement, assuring stakeholders that your organisation is at the forefront of information security standards and practices.

Who needs ISO 27001 Certification? 

ISO 27001:2022 Certification is essential for organisations of all sizes and industries that handle sensitive information and seek to ensure the security and confidentiality of data. Any organisation, regardless of its nature, can benefit from ISO 27001 if it processes, stores, or transmits sensitive data such as customer information, financial records, intellectual property, or personally identifiable information. 

Whether a multinational corporation, a small business, a government agency, or a non-profit, ISO 27001 provides a structured framework to safeguard valuable information assets and defend against cybersecurity threats. ISO 27001 also helps instil confidence in customers, partners, and stakeholders that their sensitive information is handled with utmost care, ensuring long-term trust and credibility for the certified organisation.

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Benefits of ISO 27001:2022 Information Security Management Systems

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Improve business cyber security

Keep information assets secure

Improve confidentiality and integrity of data

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Secure availability of data

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Greater control and management of information security risks

General Benefits of ISO Management System Standards

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Qualify for more tenders, contracts and international trade

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Increase and improve brand reputation to boost stakeholder confidence

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Improve business planning and align with organisational strategy

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Higher profit margins and reduced costs through improved efficiencies

improved business strucutre

Improve business structure and standardise systems for sustainable growth

Steps of ISO 27001 Certification Process



Understanding the requirements of the ISO 27001 standard is crucial. Unless starting from scratch, this phase might also entail performing a gap analysis to assess the current state of the organisation’s documentation in relation to the ISO 27001 requirements. A strategy will then be created to tackle these gaps and establish a path for the Certification Process.


Documentation Development

During this stage, an Information Security Management System (ISMS) must be developed by creating the necessary documentation, including information security policies, procedures, work instructions, and business planning documentation. This is where the expertise in understanding and applying the Standard requirements comes into play, and expert consultants help you save money and time by tackling this strategically. 



The ISMS is implemented throughout the entire organisation by putting things into practice, and employees should be guided to understand the documentation, along with clarifying their roles and responsibilities. Carrying out an Internal Audit and a Management Review are also requirements, ensuring the processes are implemented, followed, and executed accordingly, and the ISO 27001 requirements have been met, as part of the preparation for the external audits. 


External Audits

At this step, you need to engage a Certification Body (aka Conformity Assessment Bodies). They are the accredited organisations that will conduct the Certification (External) Audits to assess your organisation’s ISMS against the ISO 27001 requirements. Auditors will evaluate the management system’s effectiveness, its alignment with ISO 27001 standards, and its ability to deliver consistent results. Upon successful completion of the External Audit, your organisation will receive your ISO 27001 Certificate. Find out how to select the right Certification Body for your business here.


Continual Improvement

Once Certification is achieved, it’s valid for 3 years, and your Certification Body will return to conduct annual surveillance audits to ensure your business maintains its commitment to information security management. Ongoing activities are required by your organisation to be regularly conducted ensuring your ISMS still meets the requirements of the ISO 27001 standard, and evidence of these will be checked by your Certification Body auditor. Find out more here.

The Certification Readiness journey for ISO 27001

The Certification Readiness Process is broken down into 3 Phases. We can tailor our service for you depending on your needs. The infographic shows the steps of the entire process.

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History of ISO 27001

ISO technical committees conduct reviews of all ISO Standards roughly every five years. In the event that a standard undergoes revision and updating during this review process, a new version of the standard bearing the year of revision will be published by ISO.

ISO 27001 was first released in 2005, and since then, it has undergone several changes to address the changing needs of organisations and stakeholders, and the constantly evolving cyber threat landscape in the current digital world.

Listed below are the changes that have been made to the Information Security Management System Standard over the years:

ISO/IEC 27001:2005


First published in 2005, ISO 27001 provideds businesses with a globally recognised standard framework for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) for the first time.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013


The standard was revised and included changes such as greater emphasis on risk management and alignment with other management system standards.

ISO/IEC 27001:2022

Current Version

The current version of the standard was updated to reflect the current needs and trends of all stakeholders, including a new controls structure, enhanced risk management, extended scope, increased flexibility, and a greater emphasis on the role of leadership.

Is your business still certified to ISO 27001:2013?
If yes, then you have until October 2025 to upgrade your Information Security Management System to the new ISO 27001:2022 Standard version. Don’t wait until the last minute – get help with the transition to ISO 27001:2022 & book a FREE Strategy Session to discuss the best approach for your business.

Frequently asked questions about ISO 27001:2022

The initial factor to consider is the expense involved in preparing your Management System, and then the cost of actually obtaining your Certification. If you require the assistance of a professional ISO Consultant, such as ourselves, the fees will be dependent on various aspects, such as: what you already have in place; the size of your business; complexities and risks for your industry; number of locations; the level of service you’d like; and which and how many ISO Management Standards you’re working towards (I.e. ISO 27001:2022 only or more). This is where the FREE Strategy Session is useful, so we can identify these factors and provide you with a tailored quote – book in your FREE Strategy Session here.

Regarding the actual Certification, the cost will be determined by Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs), which are responsible for auditing and certifying your business. The CABs usually quote based on the three-year Certification cycle, which includes the Certification Audit (Stage 1 and 2), and two annual Surveillance Audits. After the three-year cycle ends, you need to renew the Certification for another three years with a Recertification Audit. The cost will also vary based on the size, complexity, and nature of your business, so it will differ for every organisation. To learn more about selecting the appropriate CAB for your business, you can click here.

The time it takes to achieve Certification to ISO 27001:2022 can vary depending on several factors such as the size of your organisation, the complexity of your operations, and the maturity of your Information Security Management System.

On average, the certification process can take anywhere from three months to one year or more. This timeline includes the time it takes to develop and implement your management system, conduct Internal Audits and Management Reviews, and undergo the Certification Audit.

If you want a more accurate timeline based on your specific situation, we can help you. To speak with one of our experts, contact us here!

If you’re running a business in 2023, you probably have computers connected to WiFi, exchange emails with clients and employees, and maintain a live website about your business. Any of these scenarios is enough to make your business a “suitable candidate” for the ISO 27001:2022 Information Security Management System Standard.

Unlike 30 years ago, businesses are now constantly dealing with private information and sensitive data in the digital space. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, many specialists say that it’s not a case of if but when a cyber attack or a data breach will occur. Whether your business offers technology-based solutions to clients, or if your products and services are technology-light or non-existent, you are likely to deal with personal information from consumers and other stakeholders, as well as commercially sensitive information.

ISO 27001:2022 provides a systematic approach to protecting information assets through effective risk management, hence, implementing a Management System for Information Security will benefit organisations in any industry.

Yes, ISO 27001:2022 can be integrated into an existing ISO 9001:2015 management system. The two standards have many similarities, such as their focus on risk management, continual improvement, and process approach, as well as some overlapping requirements. Therefore, it is possible to create a combined management system that meets the requirements of both standards.

To integrate ISO 27001:2022 into an existing ISO 9001:2015 management system, you will need to identify the areas of overlap and the areas where additional controls or processes are needed. This can be done by conducting a gap analysis between the two standards. Contact us for advice on the best approach for your business.

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