ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized Information Security Management Standard which enables an organisation to keep its sensitive information secure. It is a formal set of guidelines and specifications for organizations to use in developing their information security framework. It covers information of all kinds including IT, paper records and even information people keep in their heads, and enables an organisation to demonstrate its commitment to protecting information assets.
ISO 27001 is generally misunderstood as a standard solely for Information Technology companies offering protection against cyber-attacks. In fact it is a standard for all assets belonging to an organisation including its people. ISO 27001 mandates a particular set of controls that need to be in place for your ISMS and is a practical demonstration of your commitment to information security, integrity, control and confidentiality. It will give confidence to your customers, stakeholders, employees and other interested parties that their data is secure with you.