At Bureau Veritas, we offer comprehensive ISO 27001 certification services to help organisations achieve their information security goals. Our team of experienced professionals works closely with clients to understand their unique needs achieve accreditation in keeping confidential information safe.


With a growing number of cyber-attacks on businesses worldwide, information security has become critical to organisations of all sizes and across a wide range of sectors. Failure to prevent attacks could pose a threat to operations and risk financial penalty and/or reputational damage.

The international standard ISO 27001 offers a framework to assess cybersecurity risk and implement appropriate controls to preserve confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets. And Bureau Veritas is here to support you in achieving compliance.

WHAT IS ISO 27001?

ISO 27001 is the leading international management systems standard for information security.

It is applicable for any organisation dependent on fast moving and frequently updated information in today’s environment of increasingly electronic communication. This includes any organisation which has sensitive data or critical information stored or transferred in any medium, whether it is physical, written, spoken, emailed, app generated or completely cloud based.


Achieving ISO 27001 will help to maintain GDPR compliance, reduce cybersecurity risks and help ensure data protection across your business.

  • Make more information risk management decisions and provide a defined level of assurance
  • Focus on critical information in any form: digital, paper, video, voice
  • Enhance information security metrics and reporting to justify ongoing and increasing investment in effective controls
  • Take a comprehensive risk-based view on implementing controls
  • Achieving ISO 27001 can enhance your company image with stakeholders and differentiate yourself from the competition
  • Address information security with potential clients proactively and shorten your sales cycle
  • Reduce the burden of contractually required customer audits by proving compliance to internationally recognised criteria
  • Demonstrate return on investment for information security with reduced liability


Achieving and maintaining certification to ISO 27001 can be complex, which is why many organisations turn to a third-party certification specialist like Bureau Veritas. With a global network of experts, our approach to certification has been established over 30 years and is supported by a global accreditation held with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Our specialist Certification team supports you to meet the requirements of the standard, identify any gaps in your management system and audit the business to the required standard.

  • Established and proven approach to certification, with full accreditation from relevant bodies including more than 40 national and international accreditation bodies across the world
  • Support from a global leader with more than 150,000 active ISO certificates and 7.400+ skilled auditors worldwide
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in all information security matters, plus specific industry sectors, local regulations, markets and language
  • Complete peace of mind from an impartial, independent third-party


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  • How does ISO 27001 relate to GDPR?

    Although ISO 27001 and GDPR have different scopes and objectives, they are complementary to each other. ISO 27001 provides a comprehensive framework for an Information Security Management System (ISMS), while GDPR governs the processing of personal data. Both are important for information security, and organisations can use them together to achieve their information security goals and to comply with data protection regulations.

  • What are the six domains of ISO 27001?

    The six domains of ISO 27001 cover the main aspects of information security, providing a comprehensive framework for an information security management system. They are security policy, organisational security, asset management, access control, cryptography and physical/environment security.

  • Who needs ISO 27001 certification?

    ISO 27001 is relevant to any organisation that has a requirement to protect sensitive information, such as personal data, financial information and confidential business information. This could include businesses of any size, in any sector, but commonly  covers financial institutions, healthcare organisations, retailers, government agencies, technology companies and service providers.

  • What is the difference between ISO 27001 and ISO 27002?

    ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 both relate to information security, but they serve different purposes and have different scopes. ISO 27001 provides a framework for an information security management system, while ISO 27002 provides guidelines and best practices for information security management.

  • Is ISO 27001 compulsory?

    ISO 27001 is not compulsory, but it can be a valuable tool for organisations that have a requirement to protect sensitive information. Certification to ISO 27001 can ensure the appropriate measures are in place to comply with regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK GDPR.


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