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ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 27701

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative References
  • Terms, Definitions, and Abbreviations

Module 2: General

  • Structure of this Document
  • Application of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Requirements
  • Application of ISO/IEC 27002:2013 Guidelines
  • Customer

Module 3: Information Management

  • What is Information Management?
  • Importance of Information Management
  • Areas of Information Management
  • Challenges Involved in Information Management
  • Managerial Function

Module 4: PIMS-Specific Requirements Related to ISO/IEC 27001

  • General
  • Context of the Organisation
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement

Module 5: PIMS-Specific Guidance Related to ISO/IEC 27002

  • General
  • Information Security Policies
  • Organisation of Information Security
  • Human Resource Security
  • Asset Management
  • Access Control
  • Cryptography
  • Physical and Environmental Security
  • Operations Security
  • Communications Security
  • Systems Acquisition, Development, and Maintenance
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Information Security Incident Management
  • Information Security Aspects of Business Continuity Management
  • Compliance

Module 6: Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

  • What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?
  • Compliance Environment
  • PII Security Controls
  • Sensitive Vs Non-Sensitive PII
  • Safeguarding PII
  • PII Vs Personal Data

Module 7: Introduction to Internal Auditing

  • What is Internal Audit?
  • Who is Internal Auditor?
  • Types of Internal Audit
  • Internal Audit Functions
  • Internal Vs External Audit

Module 8: Information System Audit

  • Need for Information System Audit
  • Information System Auditing Standards
  • Auditing Guidelines

Module 9: Audit Preparation and Planning

  • Audit Scope and Charter
  • Audit Planning
  • Risk-Based Approach
  • Audit Staffing
  • Audit Schedule
  • Communication of Audit Plan
  • Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques

Module 10: Information Security Risk Assessment

  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Why Perform an Information Security Risk Assessment?
  • Principles of Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment Process
  • Quantitative Vs Qualitative Security Risk Assessment Methods

Module 11: Additional IGuidance for PII Controllers and Processors

  • General
  • Conditions for Collection and Processing
  • Obligations to PII Principals
  • Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default
  • PII Sharing, Transfer, and Disclosure


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Who should attend this ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training Course?

The ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training Course is designed for professionals, managers, and individuals who want to become proficient in conducting internal audits for Privacy Information Management Systems (PIMS). This course is beneficial for various professionals including:

  • Data Protection Officers (DPOs)
  • Information Security Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Legal and Compliance Experts
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Technology and Software Developers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Facility Managers

Prerequisites for the ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites to attend this ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training Course.

ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training Course Overview

ISO 27701 serves as a framework for data privacy that guides organisations to follow guidelines that should be in place to comply with the GDPR and other data protection/privacy laws. ISO 27701 establishes the standard for a PIMS regarding privacy protection and handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This international standard aims to offer organisations data privacy controls to demonstrate effective privacy data management. This training aims to provide knowledge about IT auditing to add security, reliability, and accuracy to information systems. This training will help learners to adopt techniques and methods to effectively internally audit and maintain a PIMS. Individuals with excellent ISO auditing skills will get high-profile designations in globally recognised corporations and claim upgraded earnings.

This 2-day ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the ISO 27701 standard and how to effectively audit information management systems. During this training course, they will detect, understand, correct, and monitor the framework's effectiveness. They will also attain knowledge of audits and assess the effectiveness of an organisation's PIMS designed to conform to ISO 27701. The Knowledge Academy's highly professional and skilled trainer, who has years of experience teaching ISO courses, will conduct this training. 

Course Objectives

  • To add a data privacy layer to previous information security standards
  • To practice internal auditing skills by conducting detailed process audits
  • To learn how to assess the effectiveness of the PIMS controls in organisations
  • To get familiar with the techniques to effectively audit and maintain a PIMS
  • To overcome the encountered challenges involved in information management
  • To understand the framework for PII controllers and processors to manage data privacy

After attending this training course, delegates will be able to reduce risk to the privacy rights of individuals and the organisation by improving the current prevailing information security management system. They will also be able to enhance their auditing capabilities to manage information assets. 

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What’s included in this ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training Course?

  • ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Exam Information

To achieve the ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training​, 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  

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

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ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training FAQs


ISO 27701 reduces complexity and eliminates the need to create and maintain separate information security and privacy management systems by integrating with ISO 27001.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training course.
This ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand the framework for data privacy and develop their internal audit ability.
Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) help gives individuals more control over their data. It enables folks themselves to manage and control their online identity.
ISO 27701 is beneficial for an organisation to achieve the desired outcomes of an information management system to assess and reduce privacy risks regarding the collection, maintenance, and processing of personal information.
ISO 27701 audits to ensure that clients receive thorough, rigorous, supportive and consistent audits to secure their personal information and data.
In this ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training course, you will learn the importance of information management, risk assessment process, computer-assisted auditing techniques, audit planning, obligations to PII principals, audit schedule, auditing guidelines, and many other essential concepts.
The price for ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training certification in Canada starts from CAD1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 27701 Internal Auditor Training.

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