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Information Security

What is ISO 27001?

Published: December 15, 2016
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Information Security

ISO 27001 helps organisations to keep secure both their information assets and those of their customers.
Organisations of all types and sizes collect, process, store and transmit information in many forms. This information is valuable to an organisation’s business and operations. ISO 27001:2013 is a well-respected international information security standard that outlines the key processes and approaches a business needs to manage information security risk in a practical way.

Why do we need ISO 27001?63% of organisations run IT operations in the cloud

Information security is a business problem, not an IT problem. Risk-based approaches are vital for modern information security effectiveness.
There are many ways to achieve security risk management, and a good standard like ISO 27001 puts formalities in place to ensure the right thought processes are followed and captured when the inevitable breach is realised.

Businesses that integrate cyber-security with digital strategies will be better poised to build trust in everything they do and transform faster.

What value does ISO 27001 certification add to a business?

Certification is fundamentally about providing trust and confidence –and these can provide a competitive edge. In today’s world, our customers, business partners and shareholders want to be sure that you’re not putting them or their businesses at risk by not having appropriate safeguards in place around information and technology enabled business assets.
Boards want this confidence; management wants this confidence; and certification is a solid way of showing that you have invested and continue to invest to maintain appropriate levels of security based on acknowledged risks.

“Leading companies are integrating cybersecurity, privacy and digital ethics from the outset. And that enables them to better engage with existing customers and attract new ones. Many also see efficiencies in operations, business processes and IT investments.”
-Tom Puthiyamadam, PwC’s global Digital Services Leader

ISO 27001 Training

Here at PwC’s Auditor Training, we have recently released our latest auditor training course, and it’s all about ISO 27001 Information Security, the Internationally recognised information security standard. As an Exemplar Global TPECS provider, this training session results in an internationally recognised unit of competency, Exemplar Global – IS and can be combined with Exemplar Global AU and TL.

Designed to cater to a variety of people currently involved in, or wanting to get involve in the audit and information security management system process. This course is ideal if you;

  • are involved in the Information Security management process
  • want to become an internal ISMS auditor
  • want to become a 3rd party IS auditor
  • need to write and implement a ISMS
  • are a manager responsible for an ISMS and ISMS auditing
  • wish to consolidate your existing knowledge into a formal qualification.

Want to know more about how ISO 27001 training can help you address your organisations information risk? Click on the link below.

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“Excellent trainers with high level expertise, varied content to keep us engaged and quality resources leave me with confidence that I could implement what I’ve learned.”

“The presenters really helped to link the course material to real life situations. They were very professional and helped make the course very enjoyable.”

“Thoroughly enjoyable learning experience, facilitated to an excellent standard – Well adapted to the diversity of skill within the group.”

Fantastic course professionally run by a ‘real’ auditor working in the field which allowed for a fantastic bridge between theory and practical examples.

“Very informative and enjoyable course. Excellent materials and tools in the course and to take home. Excellent value for money. The trainer did a great job of keeping us engaged and learning. I will do future training through PwC.”

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