ISO 27001: what is it and what use is it to me?

Instructor: Alan Calder
Product ID: 700243
Training Level: Basic
  • Duration: 60 Min

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First part of a series of courses that support those considering or developing an Information Security Management system that is capable of accredited certification to ISO/IEC 27001:2005.


These courses build on one another to create a comprehensive audio library of guidance that will aid and assist practitioners and managers the world over

Areas Covered in the seminar:

  • What is a management standard?
  • Management standards and capability maturity models
  • Information economy, intellectual capital
  • The ISMS and integrity, availability and confidentiality
  • Information, IT and competitiveness
  • The growing need for Information Security to be a business enabler, not a blocker of innovation
  • Information threats and insecurity impacts
  • ‘Traditional’ threats
  • Information risk in large organizations
  • Organized crime
  • Terrorism
  • Evolving threat environment and need for proactive, business-focused information security implementations
  • Evolving regulatory compliance environment
  • Data protection and privacy (EU and USA)
  • Anti-spam legislation (EU and USA)
  • Computer misuse legislation
  • Human rights and Freedom of Information
  • Record retention and destruction
  • Information security governance, and links to corporate governance (including SOX and the Combined Code)
  • ISO 27001 compared to SAS 70
  • Benefits of an ISO 27001 ISMS
  • So, is ISO 27001 for you?

Who Will Benefit:

  • Directors
  • General managers
  • IT Managers
  • Chief Security Officers
  • CISOs
  • IT Security Managers and Project Managers
  • Project Managers
  • ITIL and ITSM professionals
  • IT Security Professionals
  • Quality Managers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Quality and Security Auditors - worldwide

Instructor Profile:

Alan Calder , CEO of IT Governance Ltd and a global authority on information security management. He led the world’s first successful implementation of BS 7799 (the original predecessor of ISO 27001) and wrote (with Steve Watkins) the definitive compliance guide for this standard, ‘IT Governance: A Manager’s Guide to Data Security and BS7799/ISO17799’. The 3rd edition of this book is now the textbook for the UK Open University’s postgraduate course on Information Security. A US version of the book has also been recently published, with the title IT Governance: an Executive Guide to ISO 27001/ISO 17799.

Alan’s company, IT Governance Ltd, is a leading global authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. It is the world’s most comprehensive publisher of and distributor for information, advice, guidance, books and tools for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. It approaches IT security issues from a non-technology background and its customer base includes Europe, North America, India, the Middle East, Colombia, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and Guam.

Alan’s other books on information security and ISO 27001 include:

  • Nine Steps to Success: an ISO 27001 Implementation Overview (ITGP, 2005)
  • The Case for ISO 27001 (ITGP, 2005)
  • ISO 27001 and ISO 17799: a Management Guide (van Haren, 2006)
  • Implementing ISO 27001 and ISO 17799, a Management Guide (van Haren, 2006)
  • His new book, Tomorrow’s IT Management System – integrating ITIL, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001, will be published by BSI in 2007
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