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ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 27001

  • Introduction
  • Compatibility with Other Management System Standards
  • ISO 27001:2022 and its Clauses

Module 2: Information Security

  • What is Business?
  • Industries
  • Risk
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Constructs and Characteristics of Assets
  • Security and Privacy
  • Triad of Information Security
  • Cyber Security is Everyone’s Responsibility
  • Cybersecurity Landscape
  • What is Information Security?
  • Information Security Management
  • Need of Information Security
  • Threats to Information Security
  • Active and Passive Attacks

Module 3: Context of the Organisation

  • Understanding the Organisation and Its Context
  • Understanding the Needs and Expectations of Interested Parties
  • Determining the Scope of the Information Security Management System
  • Information Security Management System

Module 4: Leadership

  • Leadership and Commitment
  • Policy
  • Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities

Module 5: Planning

  • Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities
  • Information Security Objectives and Planning to Achieve Them
  • Planning of Changes

Module 6: Support

  • Resources
  • Competence
  • Awareness
  • Communication
  • Documented Information

Module 7: Operation

  • Documented Information  
  • Information Security Risk Assessment
  • Information Security Risk Treatment

Module 8: Performance Evaluation

  • Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis, and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Management Review

Module 9: Improvement

  • Nonconformity and Corrective Action
  • Continual Improvement

Module 10: Introduction to Auditing

  • Internal Audit Charter
  • Communicate with Organisation and Audit Committee
  • Auditing Reflects
  • General and Internal Auditing Standards and Guidance
  • Auditing Types
  • Auditing Techniques
  • Auditing Principles
  • Phases of Audit

Module 11: Performing ISO 27001 Audits

  • Preparing an Audit Report
  • Assessment of Audit Reports and Documents
  • Report Preparation, Findings, Reconciliation, and Conclusions
  • Auditing Procedures
  • Reviewing Documents and Reports
  • Classifying Findings
  • Reliability of Audit Findings

Module 12: Internal Auditor

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Audit Plan
  • Opening Meeting
  • Record Review Activities
  • Internal Auditor Checklist
  • Communication Between Departments
  • Drafting Reports and Test Plans

Module 13: ISMS and the ISO 27001 Standards Family

  • What is an ISMS?
  • Project Plan
  • Management and Governance Frameworks
  • ISMS Benefits
  • Scope of ISMS in an organisation
  • Introduction to Management Systems
  • Process Approach
  • Fundamentals
  • PDCA Cycle

Module 14: Interaction with ISO 27005

  • What is ISO 27005?
  • ISO 27001 VS ISO 27005
  • Quantifying the Business Impact
  • Impact Severity

Module 15: Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Implementer

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Case Study:  ABC’s ISO 27001 

Module 16: Launch and Implement an ISMS in an Organisation

  • Apply the Frameworks
  • Procedures and Controls
  • Implementing the Controls
  • Training and Awareness Programme
  • Management’s Role
  • Responsibilities of Employees

Module 17: Risk Management

  • Analysing and Evaluating Risks
  • Managing Risk Approaches
  • Case Study: Law Firm

Module 18: Risk Assessment and the Statement of Applicability (SOA)

  • Risk Assessment
  • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Risk Assessment Methodology
  • ISMS Risk Assessment Report
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities

Module 19: Introduction to ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lead Auditor
  • Team Selection and Planning
  • Qualifications of an Auditor
  • Conformance and Compliance

Module 20: Preparing and Planning an Audit

  • Roles and Responsibility of an Auditor
  • Auditing Schedule and Time
  • Procedures and Process Flow
  • Activities of an Auditor
  • Audit Components
  • Purpose and Extent of an Audit

Module 21: Reviewing Process and Qualities

  • Different Review Stages
  • Collecting Evidence
  • Observation
  • Audit Findings
  • Conducting Follow-ups

Module 22: Certification

  • Selecting an ISO 27001 Registrar
  • Prepare for the Certification Audits
  • Certification
  • Stage 1 Audit
  • Stage 2 Audit
  • Surveillance Audit
  • Re-Certification Audit

Module 23: Audit Triangle

  • Fraud Triangle
  • Tackling the Fraud Triangle

Module 24: Auditing Techniques

  • Classifying Audit Findings
  • On-Site Auditing
  • Remote Auditing Methods

Module 25: Tasks of an Auditor

  • Opening Meetings
  • Daily Discussion Meetings
  • Closing Meeting
  • Monitoring and Logging
  • Handling Stressful Situations
  • Intrusion and Penetration Testing
  • Reporting Audits
  • Follow-up Actions

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Who should attend this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course?

The ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course is tailored for professionals leading and conducting audits of Information Security Management Systems based on ISO 27001. This course benefits a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Information Security Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Auditors
  • Risk Managers
  • Cybersecurity Engineers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Data Protection Officers

Prerequisites of the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course. However, familiarity with information security and ISO 27001 standard can be beneficial for the delegates.

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course focuses on equipping professionals with the skills to assess, audit, and manage Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) effectively. It's relevant in today's digital landscape, where data security breaches pose significant risks to organisations and their stakeholders.

Mastering ISO 27001 Lead Auditor is crucial for information security, compliance, and risk management professionals. This includes IT Managers, Security Officers, Auditors, and Consultants responsible for ensuring organisations' compliance with international standards and regulations regarding information security.

The 5-day training by The Knowledge Academy provides delegates with comprehensive knowledge of ISO 27001 requirements and auditing techniques. Delegates learn to plan, conduct, and report on ISMS audits effectively. Through practical exercises and case studies, delegates gain hands-on experience in assessing information security controls and identifying areas for improvement.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the requirements and principles of ISO 27001
  • To learn auditing techniques for assessing ISMS compliance
  • To acquire skills in planning and conducting ISMS audits
  • To identify gaps and areas for improvement in information security controls
  • To prepare audit reports and recommendations for ISMS improvement
  • To ensure organisations' compliance with ISO 27001 standards

Upon course completion, delegates will be certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditors with the knowledge and skills to assess and enhance their organisations' information security management systems, mitigating risks and safeguarding sensitive information effectively.

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What’s included in this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training?

  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Exam Information

To achieve the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Certification, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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ISO 27001 Training | ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training in Brussels FAQs

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor is a certification course that equips professionals with the skill set required to conduct audits based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard, which pertains to Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
The duration of this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training spans across 5 days.
This ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course is beneficial for managing information security, improving auditing skills, enhancing career prospects, and contributing to the protection of sensitive information within organisations.
In this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course, you will learn a wide range of topics, including information security, active and passive attacks, the Information Security Management System (ISMS), leadership policies, internal audit, the PDCA cycle, auditing principles, analysing and evaluating risks, and the ISMS risk assessment report.
Yes. The Knowledge Academy offers 24/7 support for delegates before, during, and after this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Course Online.
This ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Online Training comes with a 5-day training session from experienced trainers, a digital delegate pack, and a certificate upon completion of the course.
Yes. The Knowledge Academy provides flexible self-paced Online ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training. Self-paced training is beneficial for individuals who have an independent learning style and wish to study at their own pace and convenience.
Upon completing this ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training, you can expect job roles such as Information Security Auditor, Compliance Auditor, IT Security Manager, Risk Manager, and Information Security Consultant.
Yes, we provide corporate training for this ISMS Lead Auditor Training Course, tailored to fit your organisation’s requirements.
The training fees for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification in Brussels starts from €2895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.
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