Become acquainted with the best practices of Security Operations Management System (SOMS) based on ISO 18788 

Why should you attend

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 Certified ISO 18788 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.

Who should attend?

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


Learning objectives

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


Course agenda


Day 1: Introduction to Security Operations Management System (SOMS) concepts as required by ISO 18788

Day 2: Security Operations Management System requirements and Certification Exam




The “PECB Certified ISO 18788 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Security Operations Management System (SOMS)

Domain 2: Security Operations Management System (SOMS)



Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below.


General information

  • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course

  • Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months free of charge