ISO/IEC 27005 with OCTAVE Course

  • Course level: Intermediate


Mastering Risk Evaluation and Optimal Risk Management in Information Security based on ISO/IEC 27005 with the OCTAVE Methodhttps://formatourinc.comISO/IEC 27005

This five-day intensive course, the participants develop the competence to master the basic risk management elements related to all assets of relevance for information security using the ISO/IEC 27005:2011 standard as a reference framework and OCTAVE method. The OCTAVE method (including OCTAVE-S and OCTAVE Allegro) was developed by the CERT. Based on practical exercises and case studies, participants acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform an optimal information security risk assessment and manage risks in time by being familiar with their life cycle. This training fits perfectly in the framework of an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard implementation process.

Educational approach

This training is based on both, theory and practice:

Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases

Practical exercises

Review exercises to assist the exam preparation

Practice test similar to the certification exam

To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited


What Will I Learn?

  • To understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques allowing an effective risk management according to ISO 27005
  • To interpret the requirements of ISO 27001 on information security risk management
  • To understand the relationship between the information security risk management, the security controls and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of an organization
  • To acquire the competence to implement, maintain and manage an ongoing information security risk management program according to ISO 27005
  • To acquire the competence to effectively advise organizations on the best practices in information security risk management

Topics for this course


Course agenda?

Day 1: Introduction, risk management program according to ISO/IEC 27005 Day 2: Risk identification and assessment, risk evaluation, treatment, acceptance, communication and surveillance according to ISO/IEC 27005 Day 3: Exam and start of a risk assessment with OCTAVE Day 4: Assessment of vulnerabilities and risk, according to OCTAVE Day 5: The OCTAVE method implementation approach and conclusion

Material Includes

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 500 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to the participants
  • A participation certificate of 35 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants
  • In case of failure of an exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions


  • Knowledge on Risk Management and Information Security is preferred.


Target Audience

  • Risk managers
  • Member of the information security team
  • Persons responsible for information security or conformity within an organization
  • Staff implementing or seeking to comply with ISO 27001 or involved in a risk management program
  • IT consultants
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