Which is better with regard to ISO/IEC 27001 standards, Lead Implementer or Lead Auditor? This is the question!
I will use the information provided by PECB, the iQuality Services partner in Australia, to explain this.
But first, let’s take a look at a few things about ISO/IEC 27001.
ISO/IEC 27001 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.
Like other ISO management system standards, certification to ISO/IEC 27001 is possible but not obligatory. Some organizations choose to implement the standard in order to benefit from the best practice it contains while others decide they also want to get certified to reassure customers and clients that its recommendations have been followed.
Note: The ISO 27001 certification comes from the ISO (The International Organization for Standardisation) and IEC (The International Electrotechnical Commission).
The ISO/IEC 27001 standard has become the most popular information security standard in the world.
According to “The ISO Survey of Management System Standard Certifications 2015“, ISO/IEC 27001 standard saw a 20% increase to 27,536 certificates worldwide. This is impressive, isn’t it?
Note: The ISO Survey of Certifications is an annual survey of the number of valid certificates to ISO management system standards worldwide.
The difference between the Lead Implementer and the Lead Auditor Training Courses.
iQuality Services in collaboration with PECB offers both Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor training courses for a wide range of international standards, including ISO/IEC 27001.
- PECB is an accredited Personnel Certification Body by The International Accreditation Service (IAS) under ISO/IEC 17024 – Requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.
- PECB is an accredited Management System Certification Body by International Accreditation Service (IAS) under ISO/IEC 17021 – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.
Courses organised by iQuality Services in Australia
This courses is using PECB accredited course materials and is offered in partnership with PECB.
PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer Training Course (5 Days in classroom)
This training course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001:2013.
PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Training Course (5 Days in classroom)
This training course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.
If you are a practitioner with a vision, and your focus is on helping your organisation implement an effective system, then Lead Implementer is the right course for you.
Lead Implementer courses enable participants to develop an expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing a Management System based on ISO.
Note: All PECB Lead Implementer courses are consistent with the good practices of project management established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects) and Integrated Implementation Methodology for Management Systems and Standards (IMS2) a methodology developed by PECB.
If your career is focused on auditing and you want to assist your company on designing, testing controls, and helping in achieving its goals, then Lead Auditor Courses are your future.
Lead Auditor courses enable participants to develop the expertise needed to audit a Management System and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. 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 conduct of an audit.
Note: All PECB Lead Auditor training courses include Accepted Audit Methodology for Management Systems and Standards (AMS2) a methodology developed by PECB.
By Ion Iordache – Lead Implementer & Lead Auditor ISO/IEC 27001