The benefits of an experienced ISO 27001 internal auditor
If your organization is looking to achieve ISO 27001 certification, you’ve probably realized the penultimate step in the process is performing an internal audit. And while you can perform the audit yourself if you have an internal audit department trained in ISO 27001, working with an experienced and independent third party brings valuable benefits.
As your ISO 27001 internal auditor, Wipfli:
- Provides a thorough ISO 27001 audit report detailing our findings and their level of severity so you can close those gaps before your certification audit.
- Conducts the internal audit in the same manner your certifier will, which further helps you prepare for the ISO 27001 certification audit by getting you used to talking about your policies, procedures and supporting evidence.
- Shares the best practices we’ve picked up by performing ISO 27001 internal audits for a range of organizations and environments — ultimately giving you more confidence that you’re ready to achieve ISO 27001 certification.
Plus, Wipfli brings deep experience performing other information security audits, including SOC, HITRUST and CMMC. When you leverage our team as a partner in your comprehensive information security program, we truly get to know your organization and its needs and challenges, which has long-term benefits. Because the ISO standard requires you to perform the ISO 27001 internal audit every three years after achieving certification, working with an auditor who understands your organization can make the process easier.
Ready to get started? Contact us to learn more about our ISO 27001 internal audit process. If you need pre-audit ISO 27001 implementation and readiness services, we can also refer you to our highly experienced partner organization.
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