ISO 27001 is the international standard that outlines all requirements for the establishment and maintenance of a robust information security management system (ISMS). Its best-practice approach helps organizations manage their information security by addressing people and processes as well as technology. ISO 27001 provides a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an information security management system. In an advanced manufacturing context, it covers all areas including HR, R&D, IT, compliance, management, and physical security. It is awarded by ISO – an independent, non-governmental, international organization with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The certification process required demonstration of a methodical and rigorous approach to data management, and that robust systems and processes are in place to avoid issues that could lead to security failures.