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Course: Certified ISO 27005 Risk Manager (IS27005RISK)
Mastering Information Security Risk Assessment and Risk Management based on ISO 27005's guidance


Summary

This two-day intensive course develops the expertise required to master the basic risk management elements related to all assets of relevance for information security using the ISO/IEC 27005:2008 guidance standard as a reference framework. Based on practical exercises and case studies, participants acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform an information security risk assessment and manage risks over time with an effective management process. The course content aligns directly with the requirements for the risk assessment method component of an information security management system (ISMS), as required by ISO/IEC 27001:2005.

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Who should participate?
  • Risk managers
  • Those responsible for information security and/or GRC within an organization
  • Members of an information security team implementing or seeking to conform to ISO 27001 or involved in a risk management program
  • IT Subject Matter Experts & Advisors

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Learning objectives

Participants will develop the skills for, and therefore an understanding of:

  • the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques to conduct effective risk management, following the guidance in ISO 27005
  • the requirements of ISO 27001 for information security risk management
  • the relationship between an Information Security Management System (including risk management, controls and compliance) and the interests of the various stakeholders associated with the ISMS
  • the expertise necessary to implement, maintain and manage an ongoing information security risk management program, following ISO27005
  • how to effectively advise organizations on best practices in information security risk management

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Syllabus

Day 1: Introduction, risk management programs, risk identification and assessment, following ISO27005

  • Concepts and definitions related to risk management
  • Standards, frameworks and methodologies in risk management
  • Implementation of an information security risk management program
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment

Day 2: Risk evaluation, treatment, acceptance, communication and surveillance, following ISO 27005

  • Risk evaluation
  • Risk treatment
  • Acceptance of information security risks and management of residual risks
  • Information security risk communication Information security risk monitoring and review
  • Examination

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Prerequisites

None.

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Tutoring Approach

The course consists of presentation of the source material with examples based on real cases interspersed with practical exercises based on case studies including role plays and narrative presentation .  The use of these exercises helps prepare participants for the examination, taken on the second day. 

Given the number of practical exercises, the number of training participants may be limited.

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Examination and Certification

The “ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager” examination lasts 2 (two) hours and fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination Certification Programme (ECP).  The exam covers the following competence domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental concepts, approaches, methods and techniques of risk management

Domain 2: Implementation of a risk management program

Domain 3: Information security risk assessment based on ISO 27005

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Certification Experience Requirements

Certification requirements for this course and qualification are under development and agreement with ANSI.

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General Information

Each participant will receive:

  • a student manual containing over 150 pages of information and practical examples
  • a 14 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) participation certificate

Note that the ISO/IEC 27005:2008 is an informative standard, in that it provides Guidance on information security risk management; it is not, therefore, a standard against which an organization can be certified.

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