ISO 18788 Lead Auditor

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

ISO 18788 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The ISO 18788 Lead Auditor training equips participants with the necessary expertise to conduct a Security Operations Management System (SOMS) audit using recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques. The training covers internal and external audit planning and execution in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Through practical exercises, participants will master audit techniques, learn how to manage an audit program and team, and develop skills in communication with customers and conflict resolution.

After completing the training and acquiring the necessary expertise, participants can take the exam and apply for the “PECB Certified ISO 18788 Lead Auditor” credential. This certificate demonstrates their capabilities and competencies to conduct audits for organizations based on best practices.

Intended Audience

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Security Operations Management System (SOMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Security Operations Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with SOMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Security Operations Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in a Security Operations Management 

Learning Objectives of ISO 18788 Lead Auditor

  • Understand the operations of Security Operations Management Systems (SOMS) based on ISO 18788
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 18788 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role in planning, leading and following-up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 18788 in the context of a SOMS audit

Benefits of taking ISO 18788 Lead Auditor Training

Establish yourself as a leading authority in security operations management systems (SOMS) by enrolling in ISO 18788 Lead Auditor Training. This in-depth training will equip you with the expertise to effectively audit SOMS and ensure compliance with ISO 18788 requirements.

Key Benefits:

  • Gain In-depth Knowledge of ISO 18788 and SOMS Auditing: Master the ISO 18788 standard, its principles, requirements, and audit procedures. Understand the SOMS auditing process, including planning, conducting, reporting, and follow-up actions.
  • Develop Proficiency in SOMS Assessment and Nonconformity Identification: Acquire the skills to assess an organization’s SOMS, identify nonconformities, and determine their root causes. Learn how to effectively document findings, communicate nonconformities, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Prepare for ISO 18788 Certification Audits with Confidence: Equip yourself with the expertise to lead and conduct ISO 18788 certification audits. Understand the certification process, auditor responsibilities, and how to prepare for external audits.
  • Advance Your Career in Security Auditing and Consulting: Enhance your career prospects and open doors to new opportunities in security auditing, consulting, and management. Gain a competitive edge in the job market with a globally recognized certification.
  • Contribute to Enhanced Security Management and Risk Reduction: Play a crucial role in promoting stronger security management practices and reducing security risks within organizations. Contribute to improving organizational security posture and protecting sensitive information.
  • Earn Global Recognition and Professional Credibility: Achieve a globally recognized ISO 18788 Lead Auditor certification, enhancing your credibility and professional standing within the international security management community.
  • Embrace Continuous Learning and Growth in Security Auditing: Foster a culture of continuous learning and growth in security auditing, staying at the forefront of auditing practices and maintaining your expertise.
  • Empower Effective Security Operations Management: Empower organizations to implement and maintain effective SOMS, contributing to their security goals and overall success.
  • Demonstrate Security Commitment and Compliance: Help organizations demonstrate their commitment to security excellence and compliance with ISO 18788 standards, enhancing their reputation and gaining a competitive advantage.
  • Shape a Secure Future for Organizations: Play a part in shaping a more secure future for organizations by promoting responsible security practices and reducing vulnerability to cyber threats.

Invest in your professional growth and become a champion of security management and auditing. Enroll in ISO 18788 Lead Auditor Training today!

Day 1:

  • Introduction to a Security Operations Management System (SOMS) and ISO 18788

Day 2:

  • Audit principles, preparation, and launching of an audit

Day 3:

  • On-site audit activities

Day 4:

  • Closing the audit

Day 5:

  • Certification exam

ISO 18788 Lead Auditor Course Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of ISO 18788 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
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