Propel Your Career with an IBITGQ ISO 27001 Qualification

ISO/IEC 27001 – the international standard for information security and management systems – has been increasingly implemented over the last two decades by organisations in the private, public and third sectors. The Standard has been at the forefront of the war on security threats as the digital landscape evolves. Organisations have also been faced with a growing number of information and cyber security regulations, such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), NIS (Network and Information Systems) Regulations and DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act), all of which require ongoing compliance to safeguard digital assets, information, organisations, and people.

Organisations seeking strong cybersecurity and compliance with ISO 27001 standards require qualified professionals to implement the standard's practical aspects. ISO 27001:2022 is the latest version of the standard, though its universal structure, practices and learnings will be familiar to specialists in the data environment. People wanting to enter the field are encouraged to research the topic. Nine Steps to Success – An ISO 27001 Implementation Overview is a good starting point, explaining the requirements of the Standard and providing a guide to implementing an ISO 27001-compliant ISMS (information security management system).

A summary of ISO 27001

Considered the most renowned, effective and implemented standard, ISO 27001 is designed for organisations of all sizes and from all sectors - it is a specification for developing, implementing, maintaining and improving an ISMS.

Information and cyber security threats have not been confined by industry, size or type of operations. Ongoing conformity to ISO 27001 requires qualified staff or groups of staff. Employing or upskilling of ISO 27001 professionals displays a commitment to information security, cyber security and privacy. Qualified professionals can identify and respond to risks and vulnerabilities through the implementation of the Standard’s specifications that ensure information owned, stored and processed by an organisation is secure. It ensures the protection of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.

ISO 27001 is an integrated framework that views the organisation’s measures holistically, examining people, policies, technologies, and existing and future processes, providing a foundation for risk management, information defence and operational control.

Since its establishment in 2005, the Standard has seen two revisions, allowing for stronger controls and flexibility for improvement. IBITGQ ISO 27001:2022 qualifications not only conform to the Standard by detailing all the policies, practices, personnel, documentation and controls required but have also been re-engineered to ensure they are up to date and of the highest quality.

The benefits of IBITGQ’s ISO 27001:2022 qualifications

Pending the ISO survey results of 2023, 2022 saw more than 70,000 ISO 27001 certificates issued across more than 150 countries, acknowledging the Standard’s relevance and demand. Professionals in the information security field and people wanting to enter will get the following benefits from gaining an ISO 27001:2022 qualification from IBITGQ:

  • Increased knowledge: an enhanced understanding of the framework’s security procedures, management systems and compliance requirements.
  • Skills development: skills to address security scenarios and increased critical thinking abilities to identify, assess, respond to and resolve security negligence and threats.
  • Career progression: increased marketability and career advancement to fill the skills gaps in the information security sector and opening doors to leadership roles and diverse career opportunities.
  • Earning potential: higher earning potential.
  • Professional reputation: an enhanced reputation as an expert, at ISO 27001 levels ranging from foundational to lead auditor and implementer.
  • Added value: an opportunity to expand your role and scope within an organisation and the information security field.
  • Global recognition: an internationally recognised qualification, enabling migration into international business environments.
  • Regulatory compliance: demonstration of a pivotal step in compliance with regulations such as the GDPR and DORA, showing commitment to regulatory mandates.
  • Expansion of frameworks: a platform to explore other domains of learning that complement the Standard, such as ISO 27002 and ISO 22301.
  • Commitment to security: assurance to employers of integrity and reliability.
  • Network expansion: connection to a network of other qualified professionals to share information, knowledge, practices, cultural exchanges and industry developments.

The steps to achieving an IBITGQ ISO 27001:2022 qualification.

IBITGQ is accredited to award ISO 27001:2022 qualifications. Participants can enrol in a training course conducted by a training organisation that leads to the IBITGQ examination. If the candidate has the required experience and credentials, they may take the examination supplied through an exam provider.

IBITGQ’s ISO 27001:2022 qualifications comprise the following:

  • ISO 27001:2022 Certified Foundation (CIS F)
  • ISO 27001:2022 Certified Lead Implementer (CIS LI)
  • ISO 27001:2022 Certified Lead Auditor (CIS LA)
  • ISO 27001:2022 Certified Internal Auditor (CIS IA)
  • ISO 27001:2022 Certified Transition (CIS TN)

ISO 27001:2022 Certified Lead Implementer and ISO 27001:2022 Certified Lead Auditor comply with ISO 17024:2012, achieving this accreditation through the International Accreditation Services.

ISO 17024:2012 is regarded as the gold standard for IT qualifications and specifies that accredited examination bodies meet the global industry standards, are consistent, are internationally comparable, possess the required knowledge and experience, and are validated to ensure recognition by employers and peers.