Learn how to implement and maintain an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS with IT Governance

ISO 27001 is one of the most popular cyber security standards in the world, with the number of organisations achieving certification growing by more than 450% in the past 10 years.

The Standard outlines best practice for an ISMS (information security management system). Achieving accredited ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that your organisation is following information security best practice, and provides independent, expert verification that information security is managed in line with business objectives.  

What is an ISMS? 

An ISMS provides a framework for managing data security using an integrated set of policies, procedures and technologies, and enables compliance with a number of laws including the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the NIS Directive (Directive on security of network and information systems). 

Organisations that put an ISMS in place are able to secure information collected on forms, increase resilience to cyber attacks, adapt to ever-evolving cyber security threats and reduce the costs associated with information security. 

Why are so many organisations getting ISO 27001 training and certification? 

Data breaches and cyber attacks are, unfortunately, becoming a regular occurrence for organisations of all sizes. Reports noted a 25% increase in in cyber attacks in 2018 compared to the previous year. This is expected to rise again significantly in 2019.  

An ISO 27001-compliant ISMS helps mitigate the risk of a data breach and is designed to help organisations manage their security practices in one place, consistently and cost-effectively. 

In 2018, IT Governance surveyed organisations that had implemented or were in the process of implementing ISO 27001. The benefits they noted included: 

  • Improved information security and internal processes; 
  • Improved staff awareness of information security; 
  • New business opportunities; 
  • Improved competitiveness; and
  • Reduced costs relating to data breaches.  

Before an organisation can align itself to ISO 27001, it needs to ensure it understands the Standard fully, as well as identify where it’s falling short of its requirements. One of the best ways to do this is to enrol on a dedicated training course. 

If you’re considering adopting ISO 27001, our fully accredited practitioner-led courses can help start your organisation on the right track.   

Why train with IT Governance? 

IT Governance’s ISO 27001 courses are designed to teach attendees the skills required to plan, implement, maintain and audit an ISMS in line with the Standard.  

Having led ISO 27001 implementations since the inception of the Standard, IT Governance is known as the global authority on ISO 27001, and has trained more than 7,000 people around the world on ISO 27001 implementations and audits. 

Browse our upcoming ISO 27001 training courses

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation Training Course

Date: 14 May 2019 
Location: Clayton Hotel, Dublin

Get a complete introduction to implementing an ISO 27001 ISMS. Improve your cyber defences by learning from experts about information security best practice. Developed by ISO 27001 experts Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, this one-day classroom course explains how to make the most of the information security management standard and introduces the key elements required to achieve compliance. 

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer

Date: 15 – 17  May 2019
Location: Clayton Hotel, Dublin

This fully certified, practitioner-led course equips you with the skills to lead an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS implementation project. Drawing on ISO 27001 experts Alan Calder and Steve Watkins’s industry-leading implementation guide, IT Governance – An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002, this three-day course covers all nine key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.

ISO27001 Foundation and Lead Implementer Combination Course

ISO27001 Foundation and Lead Implementer Combination Course

Date: 14 – 17  May 2019
Location: Clayton Hotel, Dublin

Save 15% when you book both courses together.

This four-day fully certified training programme provides a complete introduction to the requirements of ISO 27001, and covers all the activities required to plan, implement and maintain an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS.   

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