ISO 18788 Foundation

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Course Overview

The ISO 18788 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage a Security Operations Management System (SOMS) as specified by ISO 18788. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of a SOMS, including the SOMS policy, legal requirements/implications, risk assessment, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certificate Holder in ISO 18788 Foundation” certificate. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the elements and operations of a Security Operations Management System and its principal processes
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 18788 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of a SOMS

Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certificate Exam



Target Audiance

  • Individuals involved in Security Operations
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of a Security Operations Management System (SOMS)
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Security Operations Management

Schedule Dates

ISO 18788 Foundation
18 March 2024 - 19 March 2024
ISO 18788 Foundation
18 June 2024 - 19 June 2024
ISO 18788 Foundation
18 September 2024 - 19 September 2024
ISO 18788 Foundation
18 December 2024 - 19 December 2024

Course Content

  • Introduction to Security Operations Management System (SOMS) concepts as required by ISO 18788

  • Security Operations Management System requirements and Certificate Exam


ISO 18788 Foundation refers to the basic level of understanding and knowledge about the ISO 18788 standard for Security Operations Management Systems (SOMS). This certification or training equips individuals with the foundational principles, requirements, and terminology of ISO 18788, enabling them to contribute effectively to the development, implementation, and maintenance of security operations management systems within organizations.

ISO 18788 Foundation training is suitable for security managers, security officers, risk managers, consultants, and individuals responsible for managing security operations within organizations. It is also beneficial for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of security management principles and practices and compliance with international standards such as ISO 18788.

ISO 18788 Foundation training typically covers essential topics such as the purpose and scope of ISO 18788, the structure and requirements of the standard, key terminology, documentation requirements, security operations management principles, risk assessment and management, security planning and implementation, resource management, monitoring and evaluation, and continual improvement.

Obtaining ISO 18788 Foundation certification offers several benefits, including:

  • Enhanced understanding of security operations management principles and practices as per the ISO 18788 standard.
  • Improved ability to contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of security operations management systems within organizations.
  • Recognition as a qualified professional with knowledge of international standards and requirements relevant to security operations management.
  • Potential career advancement opportunities in security management, risk management, and consultancy roles within various industries.
  • Contribution to the enhancement of security operations effectiveness, risk mitigation, and organizational resilience through the adoption of best practices and continual improvement initiatives.
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