Achieving world-class compliance with ISO 27001 consultancy
ISO 27001 is a globally recognised standard for information security governance. Implementing ISO 27001 in your organisation provides you with a strong foundation, structured approach, and discipline to manage your information security program. By embracing a risk-based perspective, you can effectively manage your IT security budget and resources based on the risk level associated with your business, specific assets and operations methods.
Unlike other standards, ISO 27001 establishes a thorough internal review process and incorporates regular independent external assessments, providing greater degree of assurance to your clients, regulators, and other stakeholders.
ISO 27001 standard facilitates the achievement of regulatory compliance and other best practice standards such as:
- SOC 2 Type II
- PCI DSS
- Global privacy regulations
- CSA Star level 2
- NIST Cyber Security Framework
However, implementing ISO 27001 represents a significant transformation that demands a considerable investment of time and resources from your already busy key personnel. Our simple yet comprehensive approach helps your leadership and management team seamlessly manage the complexities of ISO 27001 certification. RightCue consultants adapt key ISO 27001 processes and mandatory requirements to align with the distinct culture of your organisation, thereby reducing disruption, promoting employee engagement, and fostering accountability.
A comprehensive ISO 27001 consultancy service from RightCue
We ensure that your ISMS (Information Security Management System) is easy to understand and put into practice – and always aligned with your strategic business objectives.
Based on our years of experience working in this field, we equip your team with tools and techniques to manage the copious documentation requirements of the standard, making audits a seamless process.
During planning stages, we work with your knowledgeable team to ensure the new process adds value rather than being a tick box exercise. We keep it lean and relevant, empowering the business to reduce reliance on external consultants, minimising audit time and non-compliances.
Stages of ISO 27001 implementation
Stage 1: Gap assessment
A full gap assessment enables us to gain an insight into your business goals, organisation culture and assess the maturity of existing information security processes. Leveraging what is already working well, we create a detailed plan for you, which allows you to make informed decisions regarding budget of the project, what you can do internally and where you need external expertise. Additionally, it enables you to create a realistic timeline for the project.
Stage 2: Laying the foundations
Working closely with your internal teams, we identify your organisation’s most valuable information assets or crown jewels. We document data flows and interactions between systems, whether these are in traditional networks, cloud-based systems, or a blend of both. We provide you with information security policies and other mandatory documentation which have been adapted to your business.
Stage 3: Implementation
From launching the new policies until certification, we are available to your team to provide training and advice as needed to simplify, adapt, interpret, and demonstrate compliance to the adopted policies, which includes a selection of tools and technical controls. Our unique approach allows you to identify and address key risks while also building key capabilities within your team such as security risk management, business continuity planning, cyber incident response, and management review. This ensures that your organisation is equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to manage potential security threats and incidents.
Stage 4: Mock certification audit
A RightCue consultant who is independent of the implementation team carries out a simulation of the actual audit. This allows you to gain a better understanding of the certification process and what to expect during the actual audit. Not only this is a pre-requisite of certification, a mock-certification audit allows your teams to gather the necessary documentation, and ensures that everyone is familiar with the requirements of the certification standard as relevant for their role.
Stage 5: Certification assistance
We aim to make the certification process as stress-free as possible for you. This includes managing your interaction with the certification body. Our services include supporting you during the audit process and helping you to address any concerns or observations raised by the auditor both during and after the audit.
What makes us stand out?
- Extensive and thorough understanding of business, technology, and regulations
- Consistent praise from our clients for exceptional customer service and high-quality deliverables
- Availability of a diverse pool of skilled professionals to cater to various industry sectors
- A flexible approach that allows us to adjust our services to meet your specific needs, whether scaling up or down
- Prepared for the latest version of ISO 27000 family of standards as they are releases
Our expertise includes:
- Supply chain risk assessments
- Security audits for all types of systems
- Knowledge of industry best practices such as CIS, NIST, as well as ISO 27001
- Penetration testing
- Vulnerability assessments
- Data Privacy and GDPR
- Knowledge of market leading security tools and solutions
- Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus
- Cloud security assessments
ISO 27001 certification success stories
Read some of our case studies to see how our ISO 27001 support has benefited our customers:
What our clients think
“We were keen to develop our IT security to the next level so we could expand our client base as well as giving existing clients further peace of mind. Working with RightCue has been a total pleasure. They are just lovely people and to us they are not only trusted advisors but they feel like part of our extended team.
"Working with RightCue has supported our growth as a business and given us the reassurance we need, knowing that our security and data protection is well developed and managed - that's thanks to RightCue.”
JANINE BISHUN . ACASTER LLOYD CONSULTING LTD
“In early 2021, the ATI established the FlyZero project, with ambitious targets and timeframes. RightCue were involved from the start, contributing ideas and sustainable solutions to keep the project data secure.
“RightCue are so supportive and helpful. They operate almost as a virtual CIO and worked with me on a long-term strategy for IT and security to ensure it remains fit for purpose as the business continues to grow.”
ANN DYSIEWICZ . AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
“Beyond the accreditations, RightCue have caused us to think harder. To develop a maturity for our cyber security – processes and ideas for the future, and to think beyond IT to the business implications. Would I work with RightCue again? Absolutely, without hesitation…’
DAVID BATHO . EXETER COLLEGE
“RightCue helped us to achieve our cyber security accreditations including Cyber Essentials and IASME. But it’s more than that - the protection and management of data is now very much at the centre of our business.
“The RightCue team are absolute stars. Nothing is too much trouble. if you need help with cyber security, you can’t go wrong with RightCue.”
DAN CURTIS-ALLEN . FROST & SULLIVAN
"The team at Rightcue worked very closely with our internal team on our ISO27001 accreditation. They were extremely thorough and rigorous throughout the process, they acted professionally at all times and guided us through each step of the way to attain ISO27001. I would recommend Rightcue to help you achieve your security accreditations.”
SIMON ADAMS . PRD TECHNOLOGIES LTD
"They don’t just do the job and leave. They are at the end of the phone and happy to advise and engage at any time if you need them. If you’re considering Cyber Essentials accreditation, I’d definitely recommend RightCue.”
PAUL AUGUSTUS . ROWANS HOSPICE
"Whilst going for a computer security accreditation is never easy, the team at RightCue made it as painless as possible. They were clearly very knowledgeable and as helpful as they could be, given their role as a certification body…”
RAY SMITH . MUSKETEER SOLUTIONS LTD
“There is no doubt working with RightCue saved me a hell of a lot of time. I didn’t have to spend ages researching solutions. I would say RightCue are a very dependable resource, and are reassuringly competent. A good choice if you’re looking to acquire security accreditations…’
BEN COPE . CREATE IT
“We have been hugely impressed with the team at RightCue. They are very approachable and incredibly knowledgeable...Achieving those accreditations was so much easier, by working with an experienced and accomplished team of professionals, such as RightCue…’
SHELLEY HAWLEY . STALIS
“Having confidence in recommending them to our clients has allowed us to concentrate on playing to our strengths.
All of the RightCue team are very helpful and very willing to go the extra mile. They are very committed to delivering a good service, and that’s why we are always happy to refer them.”
PAUL LLOYD . LLOYD TECHNOLOGY
Get in touch with us
If you would like help with achieving your ISO 27001 accreditation, contact us to find out more about RightCue’s ISO 27001 consultancy services.
Not quite ready to get certified with ISO 27001? Take a look at our Cyber Essentials Plus services for SMEs instead.