Many professionals tasked with implementing ISO 27001 choose to attend an ISO 27001 Lead Implementer course that will help them deliver the project while also boosting their career.
Spending a few days away from the office may be a challenge for busy information security managers, though. This is why, more than a year ago, IT Governance launched a Live Online version of its highly successful ISO 27001 Lead Implementer course, which also leads to an industry-recognized qualification (CIS LI). Taught by Alan Calder, this course allows delegates from across the world to attend in real-time and gain a thorough understanding of how to implement the Standard from the comfort of their own home or office, making significant savings.
We asked one of our delegates, Tom Verhoog, a senior information security manager at a global company in Toronto, Canada, to tell us more about his experience attending the course.
Q: Tom, welcome and thank you for participating in this interview. Tell us briefly why your organization chose to pursue ISO 27001 registration?
A: Our organization is reviewing ISO 27001 certification for several reasons. One is to strengthen our overall information security program across the company. Secondly, our customers are increasingly requesting evidence of ISO 27001 compliance and/or certification. Thirdly, we see a potential competitive advantage when pursuing new business opportunities.
Q: What do you see are the biggest challenges when implementing ISO 27001?
A: The biggest challenge at this point is probably time and resource. Senior management is very supportive of any efforts that could lead to additional business and they are also very aware of the current market place concerns around the protection of company and customer intellectual property.
Q: What made you chose to attend a course that is delivered live online instead of one that is classroom-based?
A: The key benefit was the savings in cost for travel. The second was being able to fully participate in the classroom setting without having to travel. The live audio and video components provide a near in-person experience. IT Governance was viewed as a lead player in this space. Previous experience with IT Governance has always been positive.
Q: Did the online course meet your requirements and what main points did you take away?
A: Yes it did. They key element for myself was getting a better and deeper appreciation of the benefits of ISO 27001 compliance and certification. Also, understanding the key elements required to facilitate ISO 27001 certification as well as appreciating how the controls highlighted in ISO 27002 related back to 27001 were key takeaways.
Q: Would you recommend the Live Online ISO 27001 Lead Implementer course to your peers and why?
A: I would. As for the reasons stated above, one is still able to obtain a near in-person experience without the potential cost, time and hassles of travel.
The Live Online ISO 27001 Lead Implementer course covers all of the key steps involved in planning, implementing, and maintaining an ISO 27001 compliant information security management system (ISMS).
The next course is on July 28-30 2015 and runs from 09:00 to 17:00 EST. Make sure you book your place today!