An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is a systematic approach to ensuring that critical risks to information assets are reduced to a level consistent with management's objectives. In essence, it is a comprehensive process for managing information security.
ISO 27001 is the international standardization of auditable requirements for an information security management system (ISMS).
ISO 27001 is becoming the international benchmark for effective, secure information management practices that protect organizations and ensure their compliance with data protection, privacy and effective business risk management.
The average salary of an ISO Lead Auditor is $63,632 per year, as per a report generated by PayScale. Based on experience, an entry level ISO Lead Auditor can expect to earn an average compensation of $45,000 per year whereas an auditor with a late career experience, having an experience of approximately 20 years can earn an average annual salary of $86,000.
There are some easy steps to follow. 1. Prerequisites - To become an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, you need to have a prior professional experience of five years, out of which two years must be spent working in Information Security Management sector. You also need to have an audit experience of a total of 300 hours. 2. Find a certification body - Select a certification body as well as a training provider. 3. Go through the training - Attend the training for the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor course that lasts for a total of 5 days and the final exam is held on the fifth day itself. A trainee needs to attend the complete 5-day training course in order to sit for the exam. 4. Clear the exam - Pass the exam and receive the certification.
The role of an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor includes: 1. Planning audits 2. Leading and coordinating audit teams and audit schedules 3. Executing internal and third party ISO audits 4. Recommending improvements in policies, procedures and practices 5. Reviewing compliance with company procedures and governmental regulations 6. Documenting the audits and preparing audit reports
The exam fee is included within the course fee; thus a separate fee is not levied for the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor exam. The exam covers the following competency domains: Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Information Security Management System (ISMS) Domain 2: Information Security Management System (ISMS) Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO/IEC 27001 audit Domain 5: Conducting an ISO/IEC 27001 audit Domain 6: Closing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit Domain 7: Managing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program