The IRCA Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Certification Scheme is for auditors using ISO 27001.
To be certificated to this scheme, you'll need to demonstrate that you have the skills to audit the proper implementation of ISO 27001.
Who the scheme is for
- ISMS auditors, such as those employed/contracted by third-party certification/registration bodies and those involved in first or second-party ISMS audits
- Information security practitioners, such as information security consultants, IT security managers and IT personnel
- Employees conducting ISMS audits within their own organisation (internal audits).
As an information security management systems auditor you need to demonstrate that you:
- Know the range of application for an ISMS
- Know information security-related legislation applicable to the country(s) of operation
- Know the techniques and tools used in information security management
- Understand the potential business impacts of ISMS
- Understand the importance of asset and owner identification
- Know the control objectives and how these are addressed
- Understand risk assessment and identification
- Understand threats, vulnerabilities and impacts
- Understand the difference between risk assessment and risk evaluation
- Understand the methodology of risk treatment, application, residual risk and review of the risk treatment plan
- Know and understand the importance of the statement of applicability in the ISMS, and how it is used
- Know the difference between an IS event and an incident.
The ISMS scheme is based on the following key standards:
- ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management systems – Requirements
- ISO 19011:2018 – Guidelines for auditing management systems
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