Project and Processes Management

ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor





Target Audience

·          Auditors seeking to perform and lead Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification audits

·          Managers or consultants seeking to master an Information Security Management System audit process

·          Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Information Security Management System requirements

·          Technical experts seeking to prepare for an Information Security Management System audit

·          Expert advisors in Information Security Management


·          ISO 27001 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO 27001 is recommended

Skills Gained

During this training course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

After attending this training:

·          Understand the operations of an Information Security Management System based on ISO/IEC 27001

·          Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002 and other standards and regulatory frameworks

·          Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011

·          Learn how to lead an audit and audit team

·          Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 in the context of an ISMS audit

·          Acquire the competencies of an auditor to: plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow-up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

Topics Covered

• Training course objectives and structure
• Standards and regulatory frameworks
• Certification process
• Fundamental concepts and principles of information security
• Information security management system (ISMS)

• Fundamental audit concepts and principles
• The impact of trends and technology in auditing
• Evidence-based auditing
• Risk-based auditing
• Initiation of the audit process
• Stage 1 audit

• Preparing for stage 2 audit
• Stage 2 audit
• Communication during the audit
• Audit procedures
• Creating audit test plans

• Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
• Audit documentation and quality review
• Closing of the audit
• Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
• Beyond the initial audit
• Managing an internal audit program
• Closing of the training course

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