ISO 27001: getting certified

ISO 27001 finally made its debut last week – in fact, a bit earlier than many were expecting. However, I’m pleased to say that we were ready to go with our new books and toolkit, which were all launched straightaway. ‘The Case for ISO 27001‘ is an eBook we have written for non-technical directors and managers to help explain why information security is a C-Suite responsibility, and how the new standard meets the needs of corporate IT infrastructure, information risk and regulatory compliance. ‘Nine Steps to Success – an ISO 27001 Implementation Overview’ eBook is a practical guide for IT security project managers – it provides a rigorous approach to enable compliance and certification to be achieved efficiently. To help the whole process happen, we’ve also launched an ‘ISO 27001 Toolkit’ (based on our popular BS 7799 Toolkit), which is a comprehensive ‘do-it-yourself’ programme for achieving ISO 27001 compliance without calling in expensive consultants. If you’re interested, you can check them out and buy online at