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Técnico Lisboa
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General description

This free online course on ISO27001, covers the main topics that everybody should be aware of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) of information to take full advantage of the ISO27001 best practices.

The topics will be presented using many practical examples, real-world case studies, interviews with experts and practitioners, links to other videos, hands-on exercises and interactive games.

Target audience

This course is designed for everyone that works with a computer, without any specific requirements other than a motivation to learn and practice the basics of information security. The course is particularly important for those working on private companies and public organizations that provide services, such as those in the government, financial, healthcare, and education sectors.

Main goals

By the end of the course, the participants will know all the main topics of information security and how to apply these topics in practice. For example, participants will understand: why information security is important, what is the ISO 27001 standard, how to assess and treat information security risks, and what is an internal audit.


This course is taught in English.


The topics includes an introduction, context, leadership, planning, support, operation, evaluation, improvement, policies, requirements, implementation, compliance and certification.

Organisation and Duration

This online course is organized into five main topics, including the introduction, and each topic will take one week. The topics include pre-recorded short videos (that introduce the main concepts by using practical examples) and recorded interviews, extra videos, case studies, exercises, and games.

The course also includes a discussion forum in which the participants can (and should) ask questions, give examples, and/or comment (including criticising) the course.

Certification Exam: This course was also designed for basic preparation for the "ISMS Implementer Foundation Certification based on ISO/IEC 27001" exam from TÜV-SÜD. Exam registration can be requested during the course. The exam will take place 2 weeks after the course, with a previous special Q&A session for additional preparation/information. For more information please contact

Assessment methods

The assessment activities are based on a peer review from five exercises (one exercise per main topic), in which each participant, just after submitting their answers, will have to assess the answers from 3-5 other participants. The grades assigned will be reviewed and confirmed by the tutor, and any suspicious behaviour will be promptly investigated. The participants with a final grade of 60% or more will receive a free honor certificate.


Miguel Mira da Silva

Miguel Mira da Silva

Miguel Mira da Silva is an associate professor (with habilitation) of information systems at the University of Lisbon, coordinator of the MISE online master degree, and leader of the Digital Transformation group at the INOV research institute. Miguel graduated and received a master degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Lisbon, a PhD in computing science from the University of Glasgow, and a master in management (Sloan Fellowship) from the London Business School. Miguel has supervised 9 PhD and over 150 master theses, and published over 200 papers in international research conferences and journals, as well as four teaching books. His current research interests are focused on digital transformation, including education and healthcare.

Luis Azevedo

Luis Azevedo

ISO 27001, 20000-1 and 9001 auditor, and ISO 27001 auditor trainer at APCER. Trainer, auditor and management systems consultant at CERTIBEST. President of the board of itSMF Portugal, responsible for the Sectoral Standardisation Organisation for ICT at the Instituto Português da Qualidade (IPQ). Member of national, European and international technical standardisation committees related to security management/information and privacy technologies. Master in information systems management, specialisation diploma in IT governance, a degree in management informatics and several relevant professional certifications.


This course is partially supported by Portuguese National funds through FITEC - Programa Interface, with reference CIT "INOV - INESC Inovação - Financiamento Base" and CERTIBEST®


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