ISO27001 – don’t believe it until you’ve seen the certificate

So often you see ‘ISO27001‘ bandied around on websites. If you’re planning on actually using a supplier you should always ask to see the certificate – and you should also check it every 12 months or so. We were in the early stages of looking at a new supplier – so I always ask for an ISO certificate before we spend any time on anything. This is why:
This is a bit like my plumber saying she’s ISO27001 when she sends me an email using google.