ISO27001 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor courses are now approved by the IISP

It was great news to hear that both our ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) and Lead Auditor (CIS LA) training courses are now accredited by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). Each course has been approved as satisfying a number of the qualification requirements of the IISP Skills Framework.

Who are the IISP?

Based in London, the IISP was established in 2006 by leading British information security professionals. In 2007, it developed the IISP Skills Framework, which describes the range of competencies expected of information security and information assurance professionals in the effective performance of their roles. This framework was developed through collaboration between both private- and public-sector organisations, and world-renowned academics and security leaders.

In 2012, as part of the UK Government’s investment in cyber security, the IISP consortium (including CREST and RHUL) was appointed to provide certification for UK Government information assurance (IA) professionals. The consortium has been awarded a licence to issue the CESG Certified Professional (CCP) mark based on the Skills Framework as part of a certification scheme driven by CESG, the IA arm of GCHQ.

Key building blocks for an IS career

The IISP Skills Framework and the CESG Certified Professional (CCP) scheme recognise our ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) and Lead Auditor (CIS LA) training courses as key building blocks in the professional development of IA auditors, information security managers and information risk advisers.

The importance of training qualifications

Qualifications awarded by accredited and respected organisations are essential for any IT governance professional. With an ever-increasing demand for qualified staff, most employers offer enhanced career opportunities to candidates who have certified qualifications and relevant experience.

In addition to IISP accreditation, the ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor courses award IBITGQ qualifications certified by gasq (the Global Association for Software Quality), which is fully accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard (Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons). They are also acknowledged by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as an approved qualification meeting the requirements of application for an individual to become a PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).