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AS9100 “D” Implementation & Transition Kit


The "D version" of our AS9100 Implementation and Guidance Kit is available as a Microsoft Word (.docx files) template set that addresses all clauses in AS9001D.

The documents were first developed to assist AS9100C management system users to transition to the AS9100D framework that was derived from ISO 9001:2015. 

QMSCAPA Software is included and offers a complete set of controls and performance monitoring tools required by the AS9100 Standard.
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ISO 9001:2015 Implementation & Transition Kit


The ‘2015 version’ of our ISO 9001 Implementation and Guidance Kit is available as a Microsoft Word (.docx files) template set that addresses all clauses in ISO 9001:2015.

The documents were first developed to assist ISO 9001:2008 management system users to transition to the ISO 9001:2015 framework. QMSCAPA Software is included and offers a complete set of controls and performance monitoring tools required by the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.

The ISO 9001 Implementation and Guidance Kit includes free support via email for the Microsoft Word templates and QMSCAPA software.  More »

NIST 800-171 Online Assessment & Requirements Guide

ABCI Consultants has published a virtual NIST 800-171 Requirements Guide to the Internet URL:

http://nist-800-171.certification-requirements.com/index.html

The Guide has been designed to scale to the size of mobile device screens.

Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) supports federal missions and business functions that affect the economic and national security interests of the United States. Non-federal organizations (e.g. colleges, universities, state, local and tribal governments, federal contractors and subcontractors) often process, store, or transmit CUI.

Executive Order 13556, as issued November 10, 2010, designated the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as the Executive Agent to implement the CUI program. NIST Special Publication 800-171 defines the security requirements for protecting CUI in non-federal information systems and organizations.

Security Requirements for Protecting the Confidentiality of CUI

NIST Special Publication 800-171 contains fourteen families of security requirements (including basic and derived requirements) 18 for protecting the confidentiality of CUI in nonfederal information systems and organizations.
The security controls from NIST Special Publication 800-53 associated with the basic and derived requirements are also listed in Appendix D. Organizations can use Special Publication 800-53 to obtain additional, non-prescriptive information related to the CUI security requirements (e.g., supplemental guidance related to each of the referenced security controls, mapping tables to ISO/ IEC 27001 ISMS, Annex A (security objective & controls), and a catalog of optional controls that can be used to help specify additional CUI requirements if needed).

The security requirements identified in 800-171 are intended to be applied to the non-federal organization’s general-purpose internal information systems that are processing, storing, or transmitting CUI. Some specialized systems such as medical devices, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, or industrial control systems may have restrictions or limitations on the application of certain CUI requirements and may be granted waivers or exemptions from the requirements by the federal agency providing oversight.

ISO 27001 Lead Implementer Training Seminar scheduled for the Los Angeles area

Mastering the implementation and management of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001

4 1/2 days from May 29th through June 2nd

NIST 800-171 Foundation Training offered on June 2nd from 1 pm to 4 pm

Summary Go to Enrollment Form

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO/IEC 27001:2013. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement information security controls from all areas of ISO/IEC 27002. This training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects). This training is also fully compatible with ISO/IEC 27003 (Guidelines for the Implementation of ISMS), ISO/IEC 27004 (Measurement of Information Security) and ISO/IEC 27005 (Risk Management in Information Security).

Who should attend?

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of an Information Security Management System (ISMS)
  • ISO/IEC 27001 auditors who wish to fully understand the Information Security Management System implementation process
  • CxO and Senior Managers responsible for the IT governance of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • Members of an information security team
  • Expert advisors in information technology
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for an information security function or for an ISMS project management function

Learning objectives

  • To understand the implementation of an Information Security Management System in accordance with ISO/IEC 27001
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of an Information Security Management System
  • To understand the relationship between the components of an Information Security Management System, including risk management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining an ISMS as specified in ISO/IEC 27001
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO/IEC 27001
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the management of information security
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of information security management

Course Agenda / Go to Enrollment Form

Day 1: Introduction to Information Security Management System (ISMS) concepts as required by ISO/IEC 27001; Initiating an ISMS

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Presentation of the standards ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 27002 and ISO 27003 and regulatory framework
  • Fundamental principles of Information Security
  • Preliminary analysis and establishment of the level of the maturity level of an existing information security management system based on ISO 21827
  • Writing a business case and a project plan for the implementation of an ISMS

Day 2: Planning the implementation of ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001

  • Defining the scope of an ISMS
  • Development of an ISMS and information security policies
  • Selection of the approach and methodology for risk assessment
  • Risk management: identification, analysis and treatment of risk (drawing on guidance from ISO/IEC 27005
  • Drafting the Statement of Applicability

Day 3: Implementing ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001

  • Implementation of a document management framework
  • Design of controls and writing procedures
  • Implementation of controls
  • Development of a training & awareness program and communicating about the information security
  • Incident management (based on guidance from ISO 27035)
  • Operations management of an ISMS

Day 4: Controlling, monitoring, measuring and improving an ISMS; certification audit of the ISMS

  • Controlling and Monitoring the ISMS
  • Development of metrics, performance indicators and  dashboards in accordance with ISO 27004
  • ISO/IEC 27001 internal Audit
  • Management review of an ISMS
  • Implementation of a continual improvement program
  • Preparing for an ISO/IEC 27001 certification audit

Day 5: Certification Exam

Prerequisites

ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation Certification or a basic knowledge of ISO/IEC 27001 is recommended.

Educational approach Go to Enrollment Form

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playings and oral presentations
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam

Examination and Certification

  • The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:• Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of information security
    • Domain 2: Information security control best practice based on ISO 27002
    • Domain 3: Planning an ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001
    • Domain 4: Implementing an ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001
    • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of an ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001
    • Domain 6: Continual improvement of an ISMS based on ISO/IEC 27001
    • Domain 7: Preparing for an ISMS certification audit
  • The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For more information, refer to the section on ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer Exam
  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Provisional Implementer, PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Implementer or PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer, depending on their level of experience
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential
  • For more information about PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 certifications and the PECB certification process, refer to the section on ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions

Location:

Holiday Inn Express
14299 Firestone Blvd
La Mirada, CA 90638

Fee: $2,750.00

Note: 50% is due with your enrollment invoice and 50% is due on or before May 19, 2017.

Go to Enrollment Form

ISO 27001 Lead Auditor Training Seminar scheduled for the Los Angeles area

Mastering the audit of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO 27001

4 1/2 days from April 24th through April 28th

NIST 800-171 Foundation Training offered on April 28th from 1 pm to 4 pm

Summary | Go to Enrollment Form

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 the certification process according to ISO 17011.Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit.

Who should attend? 

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification audits
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Information Security Management System audit process
  • CxO and Senior Managers responsible for the IT governance of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • Members of an information security team
  • Expert advisors in information technology
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for an Information security audit function

Learning objectives

  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 27001 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 27001 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and the specifications of ISO 17021 and ISO 27006
  • To acquire the necessary expertise  to manage an ISMS audit team
  • To understand the operation of an ISO/IEC 27001 conformant information security management system
  • To understand the relationship between an Information Security Management System, including risk management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, its risk assessment and audit decision-making

Course Agenda | Go to Enrollment Form

Day 1: Introduction to Information Security Management System (ISMS) concepts as required by ISO/IEC 27001

  • Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to information security
  • Fundamental principles of information security
  • ISO/IEC 27001 certification process
  • Information Security Management System (ISMS)
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses 4 to 8 of ISO/IEC 27001

Day 2: Planning and Initiating an ISO/IEC 27001 audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and on risk
  • Preparation of an ISO/IEC 27001 certification audit
  • ISMS documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting

Day 3: Conducting an ISO/IEC 27001 audit

  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings
  • Documenting nonconformities

Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO/IEC 27001 audit

  • Audit documentation
  • Quality review
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Surveillance audit
  • Internal audit management program

Day 5: Certification Exam

Prerequisites

PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of  ISO/IEC 27001 is recommended.

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playings and oral presentations
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam

Examination and Certification

  • The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of information security
    • Domain 2: Information Security Management System (ISMS)
    • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
    • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
    • Domain 5: Conducting an 27001 audit
    • Domain 6: Closing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit
    • Domain 7: Managing an ISO/IEC 27001 audit program
  • The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For more information about the exam, refer to the section on PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Exam
  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Provisional Auditor, PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Auditor or PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor depending on their level of experience.  Those credentials are available for internal and external auditors
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential
  • For more information about PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 certifications and the PECB certification process, refer to the section on ISO/IEC 27001 certifications

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions

Location:

Holiday Inn Express
14299 Firestone Blvd
La Mirada, CA 90638

Fee: $2,750.00

50% is due with your enrollment invoice and 50% is due on or before April 21, 2017

Go to Enrollment Form