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Unique programme helps ISO 27001-certified organisations maintain their information security management system (ISMS)


Ely, England, 19 December 2011IT Governance Ltd, the global leader in ISO 27001 training, consultancy, books, and tools, has announced that organisations can now book places on the recently launched, innovative Reviewing and Improving Your ISMS Training programme. This programme, designed and led by information security gurus Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, is aimed at organisations who have achieved ISO 27001 certification and need to prepare for their regular surveillance audits.

Continuous improvement is the cornerstone of ISO 27001-compliance. Maintaining an effective information security management system (ISMS) is the key element to ensuring best practice and compliance in the future. However, some organisations struggle to be on top of changing business and technology trends. As a result the update of their corrective action and preventative action (CAPA) plan is often being neglected. This means that staff responsible for ISO 27001-compliance can incur a major non-conformity during their next surveillance visit. Failing to meet the surveillance requirements threatens the status of their organisation’s certification and can involve significant and unplanned costs.

The first Reviewing and Improving Your ISMS Training programme fills in a gap by providing much needed guidance on what the next steps are for organisations, after gaining ISO 27001 certification.

The Reviewing and Improving Your ISMS Training programme consists of four training courses delivered on a quarterly basis to ensure delegates receive timely and relevant information and the advice on how it affects their information security management system. Each course includes 18 topical sessions and uses case studies, giving delegates the opportunity to learn from real-life experiences.

With this training programme, which is the first of its kind, the experts from IT Governance are taking ISO 27001 training to the next level  by ensuring training is up to date and comprehensive. No two of the quarterly courses will be the same, as the trainers will take into account new laws and regulations, threats and vulnerabilities, technologies, standards and certification requirements.

The Reviewing and Improving Your ISMS Training programme, will be led by Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, Consultancy Director of ITG, who together co-authored IT Governance: A Manager’s Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002. The courses will provide delegates with an opportunity to interact with their trainers to help identify and apply current lessons to their own organisations.

The courses will be held in London, with the first sitting taking place on February 6-7 2012. The other scheduled dates for 2012 are April 18-19, July 17-18 and October 25-26, with each course offering 15 hours of continuing professional development (CPD).

Organisations can book delegates onto the training programme online here www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3399. Course places can also be booked directly with the friendly, helpful IT Governance service centre team on telephone number +44 (0)845 070 1750. Larger organisations can make bookings or purchases with a purchase order, either by telephone or by e-mail, to servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk.  We also welcome overseas delegates on all our courses and can provide guidance on travel and hotel arrangements.

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