ISO 27701 Lead Auditor (2023)

ISO 27701 standard was published in August 2019, and it is the first international standard that deals with privacy information management. The standard will assist organizations in establishing, maintaining, and continually improving a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) by enhancing the existing ISMS, based on the requirements of the ISO 27701 and guidance of ISO 27702.

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PECB ISO/IEC 27701 Training & Certification

The ISO/IEC 27701 Lead Auditor training and certification course teaches you how to execute a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) audit using generally accepted audit principles, processes, and methodologies.

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This course will provide you with sufficient information on auditing your ISO/IEC 27701:2019 implementation so that you and your company can comprehend, detect, correct, and monitor the framework’s efficacy.

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The ISO/IEC 27701:2019 standard is intended to assist companies better understand, manage, and mitigate the risks connected with personal information. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 specifies requirements and provides guidance for developing, deploying, maintaining, and continuously improving a PIMS.

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  • Course overview

During this training course, you will obtain the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to acquire knowledge on the protection of privacy in the context of processing personally identifiable information (PII), as well as master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, establish communication with customers and resolve potential conflicts.

Duration of course

  • 4 days of Virtual Training
  • 9:30 AM- 05:30 PM IST on two consecutive weekends.


  • You must already have a good knowledge of implementing an ISMS based on ISO 27701 and ISO 27702 and be looking to extend your ISMS to include management of privacy.
  • ISO 27702 and be looking to extend your ISMS to include management of privacy.

Who should take this course?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a PIMS audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with PIMS requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a PIMS audit
  • Expert advisors in the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Learning Objective

  • Understand a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) and its processes based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Identify the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Acquire the competences of the auditor’s role in planning, leading, and following up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011.
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 27701 in the context of a PIMS audit

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Privacy Information Management System implementation process
  • Acquire the necessary skills to support an organization in implementing a Privacy Information Management System in compliance with the ISO 27701
  • Support the continuous improvement process of the Privacy Information Management System within organizations
  • Increase transparency of the organization’s processes and procedures
  • Maintain the integrity of customers’ and other interested parties’ information
  • Interpret key requirements and guidance of ISO 27701 from both a PII controller and processor implementation perspective
  • Recognize a typical framework for extending your ISO 27701 ISMS to include specific requirements and guidance for protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and implementing a PIMS
  • Identify the benefits to your organization of implementing an ISO 27701 PIMS

1 Introduction to PIMS and ISO 27701s

  • Training course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Certification process
  • Privacy information management system (PIMS)
  • Fundamental information security and privacy concepts and principles

2 Audit Principles, Preparation, and Launching of an Audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • The impact of trends and technology in auditing
  • Evidence-based auditing
  • Risk-based auditing
  • Initiation of the audit process
  • Stage 1 audit

3 On-site Audit Activities

  • Preparations for stage 2 audit (on-site audit)
  • Stage 2 audit
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans

4 Closing the Audit

  • Drafting audit findings and nonconformity reports
  • Audit documentation and quality review
  • Closing of the audit
  • Evaluation of action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit program
  • Conclusion of the training course

5 Certification Exam

The “PECB Certified ISO 27701 Lead Auditor” exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS).
  • Domain 2: Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) requirement
  • Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Domain 4: Preparing an ISO 27701 audit
  • Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 27701 audit
  • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 27701 audit
  • Domain 7: Managing an ISO 27701 audit program

Delivery Format

  • Lecture style
  • Teacher led classroom training
  • Discussions with consultants
  • Roleplay / Presentations

Trainers & Consultants

The course will be conducted or facilitated by trainers and consultants who are certified trainers by the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB). The PECB educates, evaluates, and provides certification against rigorous internationally recognized standards organizations and professionals. Our trainers offer their expertise in multiple fields, including but not limited to Information Security, IT, Business Continuity, GDPR, Risk & Management, etc.

Cancellation Policy

  • Request for withdrawal or postponement must be made in writing to Tsaaro Academy.
  • Refunds arising from course withdrawal/deferment will be subjected to the following terms:
  • More than 2 weeks before course commencement: Full refund.
  • Less than 2 weeks before course commencement: 50% refund.
  • On or after course commencement: No refund.

Confirmation & Reservation

When registration is confirmed, participants will receive our email confirmation along with information of the course programme. If no seats are available for the applied date, you will be notified immediately and given an alternative date. Tsaaro Academy reserves the right to change the course schedules, programmes and content without prior notice. We also reserve the right to cancel course due to unforeseen circumstances.

Certificate of Proficiency

Tsaaro Academy is a unique privacy certification training platform as we strive to provide operational leadership, best practices, training, and support for data privacy.

PECB is a certification body that provides education and certification under ISO 17024 for individuals in a wide range of disciplines. PECB provides learners with valuable education, evaluation, and certification against rigorous internationally recognized standards.

For more information regarding our courses, please feel free to contact us.

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Akarsh is an active Data Protection and Privacy expert who possesses the right mix of Information Technology and Analytical Skills.

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Krishna Shrivastava

FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

Mr Krishna is a cybersecurity expert with experience in risk consulting and data privacy compliance.

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Sasikanth Akhilesh M

FIP, CIPT, CIPP/E, CIPM, Senior Data Privacy Consultant

Mr Sasikanth is a strong consulting professional with an MBA in Business Strategy and Information Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

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Alka Singh

FIP, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, Privacy and Compliance Manager

Ms. Alka Singh is an expert in Data Protection. She has the right knowledge about global data privacy laws,with over 7 years of experience in Data Privacy.

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Mr. Arvind is a Data privacy specialist and brings in over 9 years of experience in the area of IT Risk Management covering Data Privacy, Information Security Advisory and Risk Assessment.

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Surya Vijay Singh

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Mr. Surya is a result oriented professional with experience in delivering value and innovation in Cyber Strategy, Data Privacy, Information Security, Business Resiliency & Cloud Compliance.

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Rishi Wadhwa

CIPPe, ISO/IEC 27701 LI, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor

Rishi Wadhwa comes from a law & public policy background. He has vast experience in the technology space both from the legal & advisory-compliance perspective. He was a former legal associate at one of the leading law firms. Later on joined one of the Big 4 firms as an Assistant Manager with their Cyber Risk Advisory team. He presently serves as a Senior Cyber Security Consultant.

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How to become ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
  1. Obtain Lead Auditor certificate.
  2. Gain prior experience.
  3. Find a certification body.
  4. Go through training.
  5. Gain audit experience.

Can you fail an ISO 27001 audit? ›

If you fail an ISO audit, you may face the risk of certified status removal. External audits reveal major non-conformances that the organisation needs to address. Sometimes it may detect issues with the quality management system you were unaware of.

How do you fail ISO 27001? ›

The first area where an organisation is likely to fail an ISO 27001 audit is in documentation. This might mean that important documents are missing, out of date, o, unpublished! You can fail an audit if a required document falls under any of these categories.

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  • What are your responsibilities?
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How difficult is ISO 27001 certification? There's nothing inherently difficult about ISO 27001 beyond what you need to maintain good information security. If you are already practise good information security, the ISO will help you frame and improve it over time. If you don't then it will tell you how.

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The immediate consequences of a failed ISO audit are related to the cost of addressing areas of non-compliance. Most business that attempt ISO certification continue to do so after an audit failure, so the impact of failure depends on the action required to address non-conformances.

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