ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is acknowledged as the de facto global information security management standard. Helping organisations throughout the world protect themselves from the risks of cyber crime, ISO 27001 delivers significant competitive advantages to a business of any size.
How can you start helping your company achieve the benefits of ISO 27001? Or, indeed, get started enhancing your CV to develop a career in information security management?
Please bear in mind that these two aims are not mutually exclusive. Link them together and you may find that you quickly move up the IT management ladder! One of our delegates on a recent ISO 27001 training course described it as “management rocket fuel”.
The simple answer could be to buy and read a copy of the ISO 27001 standard. It’s a good idea but you may be disappointed to find there is more than one document (ISO 27000 is a family of standards) and they are often a little short in both length and practical details.
You could also buy one of the many ISO 27001 textbooks on the market. We have just announced the new edition of IT Governance – An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002. Written by Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, and now in its sixth edition, this is the recommended textbook for the Open University’s postgraduate information security course and all IBITGQ ISO 270O1 training courses.
The quickest and most effective way to get started on the ISO 27001 journey is to attend the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation training course. Developed and presented by ISO 27001 experts, this one-day course provides a complete introduction to the benefits of ISO 27001 and an understanding of how to deliver ISO 27001 best practice and compliance. It also provides the opportunity for delegates who pass the included examination to obtain their first industry-recognised ISO 27001 qualification, awarded by IBITGQ.
The ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation course is next available as a classroom delivery running in London on 12 January 2016. Book before the end of December and save 20%.