27001 Internal Audit Services

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Overall, the internal audit process is an important tool for ensuring that the organization's ISMS is effective, efficient, and compliant with the ISO 27001 standard. It helps the organization to identify areas for improvement and to continuously improve its information security practices to protect against threats and risks to its sensitive information assets.

Understanding Internal Audits: 

Internal audits are systematic, independent, and objective evaluations of your ISMS's effectiveness. These audits help identify strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that your organization is continually improving its information security practices.

In order to meet the requirements of clause 9.2 of the ISO27001 standard certification audit, you need to have evidence of a completed internal audit of your management system by a qualified ISO27001 auditor.  If you haven’t got an internal auditor within your organization or the time and resource to train one, then outsourcing your internal audit is the best option.
If this is your first certification audit or you’re recertifying, you’ll need to complete an internal audit of your full ISMS. If it’s your annual surveillance audit you may only require an internal audit of certain management system requirements or specific controls of Annex A, such as A.6, A.8 etc, in accordance with a defined audit schedule.

Our Role and Responsibilities:

Conclusion: Our role as your ISO 27001 consultant is to facilitate a robust internal audit process that contributes to the ongoing improvement of your ISMS. Internal audits provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of your information security controls and practices, helping your organization maintain compliance with ISO 27001 standards and enhance its overall information security posture.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss further details about our role in conducting internal audits for ISO 27001 compliance, please feel free to reach out.


The pricing of our audit service depends on the scope of your ISMS and the size of your organization. 

The following prices are calculated for a remote audit of an SMB with 50 employees and low complexity:

1- Preparation 

Planning of the audit and initial review of the provided documentation. 4 h (0.5 days)

3- Remote audit

Conduction of the remote audit (interviews, systems checks, virtual walkthrough). 16 h (2 days)

2- Reporting

Report creation and closing meeting with the management. overall 8h (1 day)

Internal Auditing - FAQs

Who is required at the internal audit?   Representatives within the scope of activities being audited, plus any other representatives as needed.
How frequently does an organization need an internal audit?It is a requirement of the standard that an organization defines an audit plan covering a period of time, typically organizations prepare an annual audit schedule showing which functions or areas of the standard are to be audited at a particular time.  Internal audits should be carried out in accordance with the audit schedule.
How much do internal audits cost?  This is dependent on multiple factors from audit scope to size of the organization and number of sites. Submitting an enquiry and completing our audit booking form is the best way to get a quote specific to your organization.
How long will an internal audit take?This depends on the scope of the audit and if there are multiple sites, or business functions that fall under that audit scope.  Time also needs to be factored in for evidence gathering, writing the audit report along with any audit findings and nonconformities that may be identified.
How can an internal audit help prepare for the certification audit?Internal audits are a requirement of the ISO27001 standard.  A certification auditor will verify that you are carrying out internal audits to your audit schedule, and are providing the relevant audit evidence (reports and any nonconformities) and that the audit programme is being managed.  Certification bodies will also check that the outputs of audits are being reviewed in your management review meetings to identify areas of weakness or areas for improvement.
What are the additional benefits of an internal audit?Confirms the health of your management system, the way it is operating and the efficiency of the business processes i.e. Is it wasting time, effort, and cash on inefficient processes?Ensures that your company operations, processes and procedures comply with statutory, regulatory and management system requirements.Gives senior management visibility into the effectiveness or weaknesses of the management system as part of the management review requirements.

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