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ISMS Documentation Toolkit
Ready-made, easy to edit document templates save you time and money by building a streamlined process to create your own ISMS documentation.
The complete set of documents includes all ISMS policies, controls, processes, and procedures to meet the requirements of the ISO 27001 and VDA® ISA (TISAX®).
Lifetime license + 1 year access to documentation updates, academy, community, and consultant assistance for single company. Single user account.
A curated newsletter featuring the best information security content. Keep up-to-date with the latest infosec news and research, regulations, updates and events that might affect your organization.
Introduction course will teach you basic concepts of the ISO 27001 standard and enable you to properly implement an ISMS according to the standard requirements.
1 year access to all our current and upcoming training programs, instructor feedback and additional content. Single user account.
The Information Security Officer program will prepare you to become an independent InfoSec Officer who can effectively manage organization’s information security program. It will also develop your leadership skills and give you the hands-on experience to be successful in one of today’s most important career. Coming later this year (Q3 2021). ( Is not included in Professional plan. )
ISMS Assistance & Support
Our team of information security experts are standing by to help you get started on your implementation project and answer any questions you might have. We provide unlimited support via live chat (regular business hours, CET timezone) and email, so you can be confident that we’ll be there when you need us.
One-hour initial meeting with an expert takes the guesswork out of the first steps in your project, offers practical tips, answers your questions, and helps you get started off on the right foot. ( Is not included in Professional plan. )
Pre-audit check with our ISMS expert is a great way to make sure documentation and processes are correct before the RCB conducts a Certification Audit. This meeting can also serve as an opportunity for you to explain the certification process, share best practices, answer questions and address concerns in order to ensure that your organisation is ready to audit. ( Is not included in Professional plan. )
ISMS Connect Community
ISMS Connect is a dynamic, fast-growing, and friendly community for anyone involved in information security management or interested in learning more about it. It was created to help people in the field of information security and risk management to improve their skills, learn security standards, network with other industry professionals and advance their careers.
Our monthly Q&A sessions are a great way to keep up-to-date on a particular area of expertise. You can ask your questions live during the session, and they will be answered by our team of experts. This is a great opportunity for you to get specific information on any topic of ISMS implementation and information security standards. Sessions are recorded so that you can access them anytime! ( Is not included in Professional plan. )
We host live webinars on different topics related to ISO 27001, TISAX, and ISMS implementation. The webinars are designed to provide you with a convenient way to learn about the topic, ask questions, and get answers from our experts. Webinars are recorded so that you can access previous webinars anytime! ( Is not included in Professional plan. )
Perfect for small and medium business looking for self-guided ISMS implementation with additional expert support and documentation review
ISMS Documentation + final documents expert review
Lifetime license + 1 year access to documentation updates, academy, community, and consultant assistance for single company. Team account up to 10 users.
Get 5 complete documents reviewed by an expert to ensure everything compliant.
The Information Security Officer program will prepare you to become an independent InfoSec Officer who can effectively manage organization’s information security program. It will also develop your leadership skills and give you the hands-on experience to be successful in one of today’s most important career. Coming later this year (Q3 2021).
ISMS Assistance & Support
ISMS Connect Community
Zero to Certified
Perfect for companies looking for complete ISMS implementation and certification project done for you by ISMS Connect experts
Everything included in business +
Complete ISMS implementation project
COMPLETE ISO 27001 / TISAX® audit support (On-demand)
Remote Information Security Officer (On-demand)
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1 year of updates and membership platform access
Unlimited expert support via chat & email
Lifetime ISMS documentation license for 1 company
Multilangual (EN & DE) products & documentation
Full ISO 27001 / TISAX® compatibility
Instant access to all products via one platform
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Excellent preparation ...
With the help of your expertise and advice, we were able to understand and meet the requirements more quickly. ISO 27001 could be implemented promptly and the certification body attested us excellent preparation. Dr. Olaf Pätz Outerscore GmbH
Helpful and friendly advice ...
Certification according to VDA®-ISA/ TISAX® would not have been achieved so quickly if we had not used the ISMS Toolkit great templates. Moreover, the helpful and friendly advice we received was not only a great help but also a lot of fun. Many thanks for this. Anika Merkel cyber-Wear Heidelberg GmbH
Certification so quickly ...
We found it very enriching to be able to achieve our planned certification so quickly and with such a high level of quality with the help of the toolkit and the great advice. Thanks a lot for this support. Klemens Vatterodt Team Lead Service Delivery, COYO GmbH
ISMS Toolkit benefits that set us apart
Why other companies choose ISMS Toolkit
Well-organized documentation, easily customisable for organization needs
Go quickly and efficiently. Set up ISMS in 2X faster with minimum human resources.
Includes all policies, controls, processes, and procedures to meet the ISO 27001 / TISAX® compliance.
Save over 90% compared to the cost of consultant with no effect on the quality
Every document supported with built-in instructions that help move through the process.
No tech experience required. Toolkit makes it easy to build ISMS – even as a complete beginner.
Secure your oganization & win more business
Kickstart ISMS implementation. Meet ISO 27001 / TISAX® compliance 2X faster. No large budgets, extensive human resources projects or technical experience required.
Frequently asked questions
Have questions about ISMS Toolkit?
ISMS Toolkit is a collection of tools & templates designed to help you implement an information security management system (ISMS) compliant with the two most popular security standards: ISO 27001(the international standard for information security management) and VDA® ISA (TISAX®) (the information security standard for the automotive industry). The toolkit includes templates and guidance to create all ISO 27001:2013 and VDA® ISA policies, controls, processes, and procedures to meet the requirements of both standards, protect customer data, and make your business more secure.
ISO 27001:2013 is a leading international information security standard, specifying the requirements for an organization’s information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a documented set of policies, procedures, processes, and controls that are designed to address all aspects of information security within your organization. The standard was first published in 2005 and has been updated incrementally since then. ISMS is based on the fundamental concepts of information security including people, processes, and technology. ISO 27001:2013 is recognized by governments and regulatory agencies across the globe. We’ve created this toolkit to help you get up and running with ISO 27001 quickly and easily, using best practice documentation methods.
TISAX® stands for “Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange”. VDA® ISA (TISAX®) is a control system for security information. It provides guidelines to ensure an appropriate level of security for IT systems in the automotive industry. VDA® ISA (TISAX®) refers to the management of information technology as a critical infrastructure. In addition to data protection, this also includes all aspects of Information Security, such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability. It consists of requirements from VDA® ISA (Verband der Automobilindustrie Information Security Assessment).
Yes. We would recommend getting a copy of the ISO 27001 standard itself from the ISO® official website and VDA® ISA website. First of all without one, you may find that you spend more time than necessary trying to locate answers to your questions. Having the actual source document will help you better understand all the information needed for the implementation process.
And secondly during the certification process you will need to show auditor which criteria your ISMS is built against, so defacto it’s required for certification.
No, we don’t offer certification. Our goal is to help you set up an information security management system yourself with ISMS Toolkit and prepare your organization for the certification audit. To arrange certification, you need to contact a Registered Certification Body (RCB) in your region who will conduct a two-stage audit to verify that you are compliant with standard requirements.
Normally, the whole process can take up to 12-18 months depends on the size and complexity of your organization, and there are a number of stages that need to be completed before you can be standard certified. Even though many organizations focus on Information Security, the implementation of ISMS is not easy for everyone. There is a lot of work involved to prepare for an audit and be ready for certification. Even more without proper planning, the cost of certification can be extremely high with little to no return on investment.
In the same time, from our practice we know it’s possible to acchieve certification much faster (4-6 month) and with less expenses. And a lot of our customers actually do that. ISMS Toolkit helps you cut certification time from 1-1,5 year to a few month saving thousands of budget in the process.
In addition, there are several more conditions that you should to consider:
- Having an information security responsible / project manager that is ISO or IT from start that is commited and can work every day or every other day on ensuring that tasks are carried out and defined processes are taken in place.
- Top management must commit and transfer responsibility to release documents to this person.
- Having an existing cert. like 9001 helps to achieve best target of 3-4 months.
- Size of organization has lower impact (e.g. 100-500 employees often the same), more number of locations is a bigger impact.
- Motivation to adopt new processes thorough departments.
- Close working with HR & IT.
ISO27001 is one of the top security management systems available. Setting up an Information Security Management System (ISMS) for your company can be a lot to take on. It requires a lot of risk assessments, policies, and procedures which all need to be reviewed and put together by someone in-house who has the necessary technical know-how. There is plenty of information security consulting companies out there that can provide an ISMS but they often charge a lot for their services and required additional onboarding projects. While external consultants are a good option for top-level companies, they are too expensive and time-consuming for small to medium enterprises. The cost of hiring an external consultant often is pretty high and required additional time to find and manage it.
Small companies with fewer than 100 employees can expect to pay less than €10,000. Companies with over 100 employees and over €10 million in revenue can expect to pay more than €50,000.
ISMS Toolkit designed to eliminate large money, time, and human resource spending on reinventing the wheel by using proven ready-made templates and processes. Focus on what is essential for your life and business instead. Prevent thousands spent on consultants delivering the same toolkit and save over 90% compared to the cost of ISMS consultant with no effect on the documentation quality and business outcomes.
Doing the wrong things for the right reasons is still doing the wrong things. Without a clear strategy, step-by-step plan, and the help of a third party, achieving certification take months of research, trial, and error. That’s why we created ISMS Toolkit.
ISMS Toolkit gives you clear overview of the whole process.
See exactly what needs to be done. A well-organized and structured system that gives you an overview of the full scope, timeline all information you need. Get a clear understanding of how much technical work is to be done so you can plan and estimate your project before going into detail.
The audit gives you the opportunity to see how your information security management system (ISMS) stacks up to the requirements of ISO27001. The risk of not passing the ISO27001 audit is very real. If your information security management system (ISMS) is not in line with the requirements of ISO27001, you run the risk of non-compliance, which could lead to hefty financial penalties or even losing customers. This is why you need a plan in place so that you can be as prepared as possible before going into the audit.
Internal audit can’t be failed but can lead to poor results. There is no direct influence on the external audits besides consuming time. The most common result is remedy discrepancies, so you need to re-do it. To do so you can always contact us to look into results to remedy discrepancies and help you to come up with a better solution.
The audit can result in one of three possible outcomes: compliance, temporary certificate, or non-compliance. The most common one is compliance. This is where everything is in order and there are no outstanding issues. However, sometimes an organization will receive a temporary certificate due to outstanding issues that need addressing. The last outcome is non-compliance. This means you’re not audited properly or your systems don’t meet the requirements, so you require at least one improvement action before the next audit date.
We suggest to! Most of the documents described in security standards are mandatory. These documents act as proof of a proper Information Security Management System. To verify your compliance auditor will review all the ISMS documentation, which means that what is not written down in your documentation needs to be proven in another way. Having all required ISMS documentation in place is a key element of successful security standards certification.
Yes, sure. We believe information security doesn’t need to be hard. Our goal is to give companies the tools they need to tackle the topic of “information security” themselves. ISMS Toolkit designed to help you implement ISMS yourself with step-by-step guidance and support without time and budget consuming external consulting services.
Yes, but can be a variety of persons like IT manager, quality manager, or something close to IT, Data protection officer also possible. We also offer the position of external ISO as a bookable service.
Yes, we can help you with auditor assessment. In addition to support and assistance through the process, we would be happy to advise and support you with audits with our customizable service options. Contact us for more info.
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