Information Security Lead Auditor

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This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the expertise needed to audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.
During this training, the participant will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to proficiently plan and perform audits compliant with the certification process of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the abilities (mastering audit techniques) and skills (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to the efficient conducting of an audit.

Who Should Attend:

•Auditor wanting to perform and lead an Information Security Management System (ISMS) audit
•Project manager or consultant wanting to master the Information Security Management System audit process
•Person responsible for the Information security or conformity in an organization
•Member of the information security team
•Expert advisor in information technology
•Technical expert wanting to prepare for an Information security audit function

At Course Completion:
At the end of this course, the participant will gain competencies in:
•Acquiring the expertise to perform an ISMS audit as specified by ISO/IEC 27000:2005
•Acquiring the expertise necessary to manage an ISMS audit team
•Understanding the application of the information security management system in the ISO/IEC 27000:2005 context
•Understand the relationship between an Information Security Management System, including risk management and controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
•Improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, risk assessment and audit decision-making in the context of an ISMS


Day 1: Introduction to Information Security Management System (ISMS) concepts as required by ISO 27001

•Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to information security
•Fundamental principles of information security
•ISO 27001 certification process
•Information Security Management System (ISMS)
•Detailed presentation of the clauses 4 to 8 of ISO27001

Day 2: Planning and Initiating ISO 27001 audit

•Fundamental audit concepts and principles
•Audit approach based on evidence and on risk
•Preparation of an ISO 27001 certification audit
•ISMS documentation audit
•Conducting an opening meeting

Day 3: Conducting an ISO 27001 audit

•Communication during the audit
•Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
•Audit test plans
•Formulation of audit findings
•Documentation nonconformities

Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 27001 audit

•Audit documentation
•Quality review
•Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 27001 audit
•Evaluation of corrective action plans
•ISO 27001 Surveillance audit
•Internal audit management program

Day 5: Certification Exam

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