ISO 18788 Lead Auditor Course Overview

ISO 18788 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The ISO 18788 Lead Auditor course provides comprehensive training for individuals seeking to become certified auditors for Security Operations Management Systems (SOMS). It is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform and manage security operations effectively and in compliance with the ISO 18788 standard.

Module 1 lays the foundation by introducing the concept of SOMS and the details of the ISO 18788 standard, outlining the course structure, and highlighting the importance of understanding standards and regulatory frameworks. It prepares candidates for the certification process and delves into the fundamental concepts of security operations.

Subsequent modules guide learners through the entire audit process, from management practices in Module 2 to audit principles, preparation, and execution in Module 3. Module 4 focuses on on-site audit activities, including communication, procedures, and drafting reports, while Module 5 emphasizes the importance of closing the audit, ensuring quality, and managing internal audit programs.

Upon completing the ISO 18788 training, participants will have the competence to conduct audits and help organizations achieve and maintain ISO 18788 certification, ensuring quality and consistency in security service delivery.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure the best outcomes from the ISO 18788 Lead Auditor course, participants should have the following minimum prerequisites:


  • Basic understanding of security operations management principles.
  • Familiarity with management system audit concepts, such as those detailed in ISO 19011.
  • Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of a Security Operations Management System (SOMS) as it relates to the protection of people, assets, and information.
  • Awareness of common legal and regulatory frameworks affecting security operations management.
  • Some experience in a professional environment, which will aid in understanding the practical applications of the ISO 18788 standard.

Please note that while these prerequisites are recommended for a successful training experience, we encourage all interested individuals with a commitment to learning and professional development to enroll. Our training is designed to accommodate participants with varying degrees of prior knowledge, and we provide comprehensive instruction to support all learners in achieving their certification goals.


Target Audience for ISO 18788 Lead Auditor

The ISO 18788 Lead Auditor course equips professionals with skills to audit Security Operations Management Systems (SOMS).


  • Security Managers and Consultants
  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Corporate Security Advisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Internal Auditors
  • Lead Auditors aspiring to conduct and lead ISO 18788 audit activities
  • Experts advising organizations on SOMS standards
  • Technical Experts involved in security operations
  • Staff responsible for maintaining conformity to ISO standards within an organization
  • Members of an organization’s security team
  • Professionals seeking to understand ISO 18788 requirements
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and support an organization during the audit of a SOMS


Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this ISO 18788 Lead Auditor?

Brief Introduction to the Course's Learning Outcomes and Concepts Covered

The ISO 18788 Lead Auditor course equips participants with the expertise to audit a Security Operations Management System (SOMS), using the principles, procedures, and techniques of auditing.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the operations of a Security Operations Management System (SOMS) based on ISO 18788.
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 18788 and other standards and regulatory frameworks.
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 18788 in the context of a SOMS audit.
  • Gain the skills to plan, conduct, report, and follow up on a SOMS audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of an auditor and lead auditor.
  • Understand the audit principles, preparation procedures, and launching of an initial audit.
  • Learn how to prepare and execute stage 1 and stage 2 audits effectively.
  • Develop the ability to manage communication during the audit and to create appropriate audit documentation.
  • Acquire the competence to draft audit findings, nonconformity reports, and to evaluate action plans post-audit.
  • Understand how to manage an internal audit program and develop continuous improvement strategies for the security operations management system.