In this article we lay bare the top 10 ISO 27001 companies and the top 10 ISO 27001 certification bodies with guidance you must know before you engage with either and go for ISO 27001 certification. I am Stuart Barker the ISO 27001 Ninja and this is the ISO 27001 top 10 ISO 27001 companies.
Table of contents
- How to find an ISO 27001 company
- What to look out for in an ISO 27001 company
- UK ISO 27001 Companies
- What to be wary of
- Top 10 ISO 27001 Companies
- Top 10 ISO 27001 Certification Bodies
How to find an ISO 27001 company
We found this one of the hardest aspects of engaging an ISO 27001 company. Actually finding one.
Using Google, we found we were presented with those companies that had the most budget to spend on ads. This is a competitive market and a lucrative market. Dominating the Google ads comes with advantages for the ISO 27001 company but for the consumer we find that can translate into higher prices.
What to look out for in an ISO 27001 company
This will depend a lot on what your requirements are.
It is our experience that the market is wide from sole traders all the way through the ISO 27001 factories and body shops. Each has its place. Working out what is right for you is the key.
It is our experience that being able to meet the ISO 27001 consultant that will do the work is a great step. It builds the relationship and the trust and can lead to a smoother overall engagement.
UK ISO 27001 Companies
It may not be necessary to go with a UK ISO 27001 company if you find a company that meets your needs. Often the work is done remotely and as such the actual location of the ISO 27001 company has less relevance.
What to be wary of
The thing we recommend being wary of is the shared resource model.
Many of the ISO 27001 companies and ISO 27001 certification bodies use the same independent ISO 27001 consultants.
This pool of ISO 27001 consultants work freelance and make their money working for the many companies that are out there. What this translates to is getting the same resources but only the price differs depending on how you engage them.
This may or may not be important to you. If it is, then ask the question, do you employ third party contractors or do you use your own company employed staff.
Clearly we are an ISO 27001 company. Our list cannot be truly independent but we want you to have choice. Being on the list does not constitute an endorsement by High Table or come with any guarantees or warranties.
Do your own ISO 27001 company due diligence before engaging any company.
Now it’s time for the top 10 ISO 27001 companies updated for 2023 with the latest list of ISO 27001 Consultants and Consultancies and our pick for best ISO 27001 company 2023.
Top 10 ISO 27001 Companies
1. High Table
High Table’s revolutionary process gets clients ISO 27001 certification upto 30x cheaper, 10x faster. They offer a range of options from unique individual ISO 27001 templates, the exclusive ISO 27001 template toolkits that are used by business and ISO 27001 professionals who want to save time and money and do it themselves to their structured 6 step process. It is the amount of free resources, ISO 27001 YouTube Channel and unique templates that sets them apart. We are a little biased but the number 1 ISO 27001 company would be High Table: The ISO 27001 Company.
XpertDPO is a data security, governance, risk and compliance, GDPR and ISO consultancy that offers practical, tailor-made solutions.
3. DRB Compliance
Compliance with the FCA regulations is often seen as a business prevention tool. At DRB Compliance Limited, we believe that with the right approach, integrating compliance into everything you do will help your business grow.
Each business is different and there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution. We work closely with each of our clients to ensure the service we provide is perfectly tailored to their individual needs.
DRB Compliance Limited was formed to help you embrace, implement and ultimately benefit from compliance.
4. Advent IM
‘We have a proven track record in taking companies through the process to successful accreditation. But where our approach differs is that we don’t believe one size fits all. Every organisation has its own objectives and ways of working and we provide bespoke, proportionate solutions that meet your needs. And we don’t just do the work and walk away. We mentor staff through key aspects of the implementation to ensure they have the necessary skills to maintain the management system as the organisation grows and changes.
Our consultants are qualified ISO 27001 Lead Auditors with many years’ experience of delivering information security services and implementing information security management systems.’
We can help you achieve and maintain compliance with the industry and international standards such as the Government Cyber Essentials scheme and ISO 27001 so that you can demonstrate your commitment to good cyber security and information security practices.
ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised standard for having an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Bridewell Consulting provide various levels of support, help and training to organisations who need to have ISO 27001:2013 certification.
We can assist you in the attainment of ISO 27001 by identifying where you are and what you need to do to gain accreditation.
Our team can provide the tools, documentation and expertise needed to fast track your organisation towards certification.
Working flexibly, in either a consultative or implementation role, allows us to work with a range of organisations regardless of size, expertise or resource.
9. Hanjo Consultants
We work with clients addressing ISO compliance for the first time, and; work with established clients who are on a growth trajectory and need guidance and an independent review before being audited.
10. Vorago Securtiy
We provide a little or as much help as you need and can help you no matter where you are in your journey. We have designed a modular system so if you decide you need more assistance we can discount what has already been spent with us to help you make the next step.
Top 10 ISO 27001 Certification Bodies
The BSI are an ISO 27001 certification company and considered by many to be the gold standard. It comes at a cost and the certificate is the same product but if badges are your thing, then one from these guys will go a long way.
Whether you’re starting your business improvement journey, or looking to enhance current knowledge and capabilities, contact our expert team who will be able to give advice and guidance about options that will enable you to meet your goals.https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/iso-27001-information-security/Certification-for-ISO-27001/
A certification body that comes at a price. One of the most expensive certification bodies we have come across on the market today, especially for the ISO 27001 UK market.
As an accredited ISO 27001 certification body, A-LIGN has helped hundreds of organizations meet their ISO certification needs. We can help you too.https://www.a-lign.com/service/iso-27001-certification
3. Approachable Certification Ltd
For a long time these were our goto certification body. Technically the audit’s are good but their business practices leave a lot to be desired. Their billing is not transparent, they take payments and fees up to 9 months in advance of providing a service and will remove your certificate if you do not sign up and pay them for a full recert audit up to 11 months before your certificate expires. Read the small print and the terms and conditions in the contract VERY CAREFULLY. Buyer beware.
Approachable Certification is committed to transparent pricing with fees based on a fixed daily rate. Criteria for the number of days required for a particular audit is specified by the accreditation body, UKAS, and depends on such factors as the size of your company and what it does.https://www.ukas.com/download-schedule/8320/ManagementSystems
4. Centre for Assessment Limited
We have experience of Centre for Assessment auditors and find them approachable and easy to work with. Costings appear reasonable.
Ensure that every form of information you hold is protected and secure.
As the internationally-recognised Information Security Management System Standard, ISO 27001 will help you meet contractual requirements.
Wherever you are based, Centre for Assessment can provide you with a robust, UKAS-accredited certification audit.https://www.ukas.com/download-schedule/0120/Product
5. British Assessment Bureau
They are technically – Amtivo Group Limited trading as British Assessment Bureau and Certification Europe
The cost of your ISO 27001 certification will be quoted on a fixed fee basis, reducing your worry about additional costs.
The cost of certification will depend on:
- your organisation’s total size
- the sector you operate in
- the number of locations you operate from.
We always provide a fixed fee with no hidden costs to worry about. We also offer a variety of payment plans to suit your budget. Contact us today for a quote.https://www.british-assessment.co.uk/services/iso-27001/
6. NQA Certification Ltd
A certification body for which we have not had any experience. A quick Google and there were no obvious reviews. On the list for completness.
We provide independent certification and training for a range of Information Security standards. Our services help you to manage the ongoing development of technology and mitigate the risk associated with data and information.https://www.ukas.com/download-schedule/0015/ManagementSystems
7. Alcumus ISOQAR Limited
According to their website they are ANAB accredited. We found it difficult to find any reviews online and they are not a body we have experience on but they are on the list as they seem popular.
ISOQAR has an enviable record for customer satisfaction for its certification services. A friendly, practical and straightforward approach has led to continual steady growth through referrals from contented clients and management consultants. ISOQAR only employs auditors that have empathy with this approach. They are also carefully allocated by their experience in the industry they are auditing. This results in a practical, meaningful audit, carried out in an air of mutual understanding. ISOQAR firmly believes that its audits should ‘add value’ and benefit the organization being audited.https://www.ukas.com/download-schedule/0026/Product
8. LRQA Limited
Our auditors are well-versed in assessing against ISO 27001, helping you to ensure that your information security systems align with the latest requirements and guidelines. We go beyond providing certification services with our industry-leading training programmes which have been designed to upskill your team.https://www.lrqa.com/en-gb/iso-27001/
9. SGS United Kingdom Limited
With years of worldwide experience in information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection, we can help you along the path to certification with an ISO/IEC 27001 certification audit. Your audit can include a gap assessment and benchmarking. We will determine your level of information security competence and provide advice on how to achieve ongoing improvement.https://www.sgs.com/en-gb/services/iso-iec-27001-certification-information-security-cybersecurity-and-privacy-protection
10. KPMG Audit Plc
KPMG Audit Plc provide formal certification against ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management Systems)https://kpmg.com/uk/en/home/misc/certificationandassuranceservices.html
A Tough List To Create
I am not going to lie to you. This was a really hard list to come up with. I never thought it would this hard.
The majority of ISO 27001 companies in the UK and worldwide are either one man bands with no website or small early boutique ISO 27001 consultancies with absolutely shocking websites that tell you nothing about what they are going to do for you for ISO 27001.
I think that is why no one has ever created a top 10 list of ISO 27001 companies before.
If you can recommend a decent company I am more than open to changing the list. Just contact me.
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