The cyber security skills gap isn’t going away. A report by job listings site Indeed found that the UK has the second highest demand for skilled IT professionals in the world. There are a lot of theories about the best way to fill that gap, but it all boils down to finding people with the relevant skills and qualifications.
IT Governance offers training and qualifications in a variety of specialist areas. However, information security is a complex, multidisciplinary field, and knowing which course is right for you can be tricky.
The most common qualifications are those related to ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for an information security management system (ISMS). ISO 27001 is one of the most popular cyber security standards in the world, in part because ISMSs are central to cyber security. They provide a systematic approach to managing sensitive information, cover the risks present in people, processes and technology, and are suitable for organisations of any size.
Organisations that implement an ISMS will be able to secure information in all its forms, increase their resilience to cyber attacks, adapt to evolving security threats and reduce the cost associated with information security.
Implementing an ISMS involves a lot of people and can take anywhere from three months to a year. However, having an expert on board will make things run much more smoothly. You won’t have to learn about the ins and outs of an ISMS from scratch and you’ll avoid mistakes that could undermine the process.
Organisations looking to put an ISMS in place should find a certified ISMS lead implementer.
If you’re interested in gaining that qualification, you should enrol on our ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer course. Real-world practitioners will show you how to tackle an ISMS project from start to finish, including:
- How to determine the scope of your ISMS based on the requirements of ISO 27001;
- Developing a management framework;
- How to allocate roles and responsibilities;
- How to carry out an information security risk assessment;
- Writing policies and producing other critical documentation;
- How to manage and drive continual improvement under ISO 27001; and
- How to prepare for your ISO 27001 certification audit.
The course also provides crucial insights into the Standard, which will help you gain other ISO 27001 qualifications.