ISO 18788 Lead Implementer

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Course Overview

ISO 18788 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in establishing, implementing, managing and maintaining a Security Operations Management System (SOMS) based on ISO 18788. The SOMS implementation ensures the protection and safeguarding of clients’ lives and property by respecting the fundamental freedoms, human rights, and national and international laws. During this training course, you will gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of Security Operations Management Systems and be able to apply them in an organization.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of Security Operations Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 18788 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement the ISO 18788 in an organization.

Learning objectives

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 18788 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a SOMS
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 18788 requirements in the specific context of an organization
  • Learn how to support an organization to effectively plan, implement, manage, monitor and maintain a SOMS
  • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in implementing Security Operations Management System best practices

Educational approach

  • The training includes the practical and theoretical aspects of SOMS implementation
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with case study examples
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study and are followed by group discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


A fundamental understating of ISO 18788 and comprehensive knowledge of implementation principles.

Target Audiance

  • Managers or consultants involved in Private Security Operations
  • Expert advisors seeking to master the implementation of a Security Operations Management System
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with SOMS requirements
  • SOMS team members

Schedule Dates

ISO 18788 Lead Implementer
04 March 2024 - 08 March 2024
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10 June 2024 - 14 June 2024
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16 September 2024 - 20 September 2024
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16 December 2024 - 20 December 2024

Course Content

  • Introduction to ISO 18788 and initiation of a SOMS

  • Plan the implementation of a SOMS

  • Implementation of a SOMS

  • SOMS monitoring, continuous improvement and preparation for a certification audit

  • Certification Exam


ISO 18788 Lead Implementer is an advanced level of training and certification focused on equipping professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to lead the implementation of a Security Operations Management System (SOMS) based on the ISO 18788 standard. This certification enables individuals to effectively plan, execute, monitor, and improve a SOMS to meet the specific requirements of ISO 18788 within organizations.

ISO 18788 Lead Implementer certification is ideal for security managers, security consultants, risk managers, security officers, and individuals responsible for managing security operations within organizations. It is also valuable for those seeking to enhance their understanding of security management principles and practices and achieve proficiency in aligning them with international standards such as ISO 18788.

ISO 18788 Lead Implementer training covers a comprehensive range of topics, including the principles and requirements of ISO 18788, security operations management system documentation and implementation, risk assessment and management, security planning and implementation, resource management, performance monitoring and measurement, internal auditing, management review, and continual improvement of SOMS.

Obtaining ISO 18788 Lead Implementer certification offers several benefits, including:

  • Enhanced capability to lead and drive the successful implementation of a Security Operations Management System aligned with ISO 18788 requirements.
  • Increased confidence in ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, reducing security risks, and enhancing organizational resilience.
  • Improved ability to identify security threats, assess risks, and implement effective security management practices.
  • Recognition as a qualified professional with specialized expertise in security operations management, leading to career advancement opportunities and professional recognition within the security industry.
  • 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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