ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an information security standard that was published in September 2013 It supersedes ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and is published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) under the joint ISO and IEC subcommittee, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27.
It is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS).
Organizations that meet the standard may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.
ISO 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a comprehensive approach to keep confidential corporate information secure. It encompasses people, processes and IT systems and helps your business coordinate your security efforts consistently and cost effectively.
Its easy to understand why clients and customers wouldn't do business with your company if you can't promise their information is protected. After all, data is one of the most valuable assets any business has today. ISO 27001 will protect your business from a comprehensive list of security threats including internet fraud, PC or laptop theft, overseeing of transactions and more.