Due to the wide-ranging nature of data storage and protection, you will need to involve all levels of management and all areas of your organisation to implement and maintain an effective information security management system (ISMS). Information security is as much about people as technology.
To achieve accreditation you will need to create an internal information security forum and engage the services of an external consultant or technical expert to provide guidance and support through the implementation and certification process.
You will then need to appoint an accredited certification body to provide certification for ISO 27001 to conduct an independent assessment of your information security management system. Your organisation, your customers and partners will feel confident that your ISMS has been competently audited to the requirements of the International standard.