ISO/IEC 27001:2022 and VDA ISA TISAX Lead Auditor Training for Information Security Management Systems

ISO/IEC 27001 and VDA ISA TISAX Lead Auditor Training

Course Duration: 5 Days - 8 Hours/day

Omnex is an Exemplar Global Certified TPECS provider for Exemplar Global AU and TL Competency Units. This five-day course has been developed to satisfy the Exemplar Global AU and TL Examination Profiles and, as such, all attendees who successfully pass the exams during this course will achieve a Certificate of Attainment for the following competency units:

· Exemplar Global-AU

· Exemplar Global-TL

This five-day course has been developed to cover all requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard, as well as provide awareness and understanding of the requirements of the TISAX information security assessment maturity model (ISA released by the VDA) and illustrate important linkages to the controls and requirements from ISO/IEC 27001:2022. The course includes definitions from ISO/IEC 27000:2018 (Information Security Management Systems – Overview and Vocabulary), Guidance from ISO/IEC 27003:2017 (Information Security Management System Implementation and Guidance) and auditing requirements from both ISO 19011:2018 (Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems) and ISO/IEC 27007:2017 (Guidelines for Information Security Management Systems Auditing). Group exercises and case studies will be used to develop the required skills.

Other topics covered include the auditing process and methodologies, e. g., planning and conducting an audit, writing nonconformity statements, preparing an audit summary and report, and verifying corrective actions following the requirements of ISO 19011 and ISO 27007. Auditing case studies to develop skills for identifying nonconformities will be used.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the application of Information Security Assessment principles, and maturity of controls
  • Understand the application of Information Security Management principles in the context of ISO/IEC 27001:2022.
  • Relate the Information Security Management system to the organizational products, services, activities and operational processes.
  • Relate organization’s context and interested party needs and expectations to the planning and implementation of an organization’s Information Security Management system.
  • Understand the application of the principles, procedures and techniques of auditing.
  • Understand the conduct of an effective audit in the context of the auditee’s organizational situation.
  • Understand the application of the regulations, and other considerations that are relevant to the management system, and the conduct of the audit.
  • Practice personal attributes necessary for the effective and efficient conduct of a management system audit.
  • Establish, plan and task the activities of an audit team.
  • Communicate effectively with the auditee and audit client.
  • Organize and direct audit team members.
  • Prevent and resolve conflict with the auditee and/or within the audit team.
  • Prepare and complete the audit report.

Course Outline

  • Day One
  • TISAX: Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange
  • Roles Within TISAX
  • Assessment Model: Simplified Group Assessment
  • Assessment Methodology
  • Maturity Model
  • VDA ISA TISAX and ISO/IEC 27001 Compared
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Annex A
  • TISAX Overlap with ISO/IEC 27001:2022
  • TISAX Additional Controls not in ISO/IEC 27001
  • TISAX Controls
  • Information Security Controls
  • Prototype Protection Controls
  • Data Protection Controls
  • TISAX Measurement and Analysis
  • Group Exercise: TISAX Measurement & Analysis
  • Day Two
  • Fundamentals of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)
  • Information Security
  • What is an Information Security Management System (ISMS)?
  • The ISO/IEC 270000 Fundamentals and Vocabulary
  • The ISO/IEC 270001 ISMS Described
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Requirements Descriptions
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Clauses
  • Annex A
  • The Process Approach
  • Risk-based Thinking
  • ISMS Risks
  • ISMS Risk Assessment
  • ISMS Risk Treatment
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Clause 4 – Context of the Organization
  • Group Exercise 1: Context of the Organization
  • Day Three
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Clause 5 – Leadership
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Clause 6 – Planning
  • Group Exercise 2: Assessing and Evaluating Risk
  • Group Exercise 3: Audit Scenarios
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Clause 7 – Support
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Clause 8 – Operation
  • Group Exercise 4: Audit Scenarios
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Clause 9 – Performance Evaluation
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Clause 10 – Improvement
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Annex A
  • Group Exercise 5: Audit Scenarios
  • Understanding ISMS Final Exam
  • Process Approach to Auditing, Turtle Diagrams and Audit Trails
  • Breakout Exercise 1: Completing a Turtle Diagram
  • Audit Guidance, Definitions and Principles
  • Day Three
  • The Audit Program
  • Audit Planning and Preparation including ISO 27007 Guidelines for Information Security Management Systems Auditing
  • Breakout Exercise 2: Documentation Review
  • Breakout Exercise 3: Creating an Audit Plan
  • Day Four
  • Conducting the Audit
  • Breakout Exercise 4: Conducting an Audit Interview
  • Writing Nonconformity Statements
  • Breakout Exercise 5: Writing Nonconformity Statements
  • Closing Meeting
  • Completing the Audit Report
  • Corrective Action and Close-Out
  • Management Systems Auditing Final Exam
  • Day Five
  • Leading Audit Teams
  • Management System Certification Scheme and Auditor Qualifications
  • Leading Management Systems Audit Teams Mock Audit Case Study
  • Review of Audit Process and Audit Management Strategies
  • Leading Management Systems Audit Teams Final Exam
  • Practical Application of Audit Principles and Instructor Interviews

Who Should Attend

This seminar is primarily designed for lead auditor candidates, but can also be valuable for Information Security Assurance Managers, ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Implementation and/or Transition Team Members, Management Representatives, and all others who would like to develop competency in ISO/IEC 27001:2022 and the auditing process for third party auditing.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a breakout workbook that includes auditing case studies.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


An understanding of the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 requirements and/or work experience in applying ISO/IEC 27001:2022 is recommended. An understanding of Risk Management for Information Security Management – there is a whitepaper available on the VDA TISAX information portal – is also important.

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