ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (2019). The ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards helps organizations keep information assets secure (International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 2019).

Using this family of standards will help your organization manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to you by third parties. ISO/IEC 27001 is the best-known standard in the family providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS). There are more than a dozen standards in the 27000 family (International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 2019).


International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (2019). ISO/IEC 27001 Information security management. Retrieved from