Why ISO 27001 lead implementer qualifications are in high demand in the Gulf?

Expert knowledge of ISO 27001, the international standard for information security, is in high demand. The Standard’s popularity is on the rise, with a 13% increase in Gulf organisations certifying to ISO 27001 last year, creating new roles for people tasked with implementing and maintaining the Standard’s requirements. 

It’s a lucrative position for anyone interested in a career in information security. Not only are there plenty of job opportunities but the work is also rewarding and well-paid.  

Anyone looking to fill this role should consider our ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer Online training course. This three-day course runs from 29–31 January 2019. 

What you’ll learn 

The course covers the nine key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliance ISMS (information security management system). 

Study from the comfort of your own home as real-world practitioners show you how to tackle an ISMS project from start to finish, including: 

  • Why information security management is important; 
  • The role and structure of an information security policy; 
  • The key concepts, principles and main requirements of ISO 27001; 
  • The terms and definitions used in the Standard, including risk and options for risk assessments; 
  • How to interpret the requirements of ISO 27001 to determine the scope of your ISMS; 
  • How to secure senior management commitment by building a compelling business case; 
  • How to structure and manage your ISO 27001 project; 
  • How to allocate roles and responsibilities for your ISO 27001 implementation; 
  • How to review and map your existing controls to Annex A of ISO 27001; 
  • The importance of the SoA (Statement of Applicability), and justifications for inclusions and exclusions; 
  • How to carry out an information security risk assessment – the core competence of information security management; 
  • The benefits of, and key issues when selecting, a risk assessment tool; 
  • How to develop a management framework, write policies and produce other critical documentation; 
  • The importance of staff, an effective communication strategy and general awareness training; 
  • The key elements of management review; 
  • How to prepare for your ISO 27001 certification audit and ensure that you pass first time; and 
  • How to manage and drive continual improvement under ISO 27001. 

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