PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor Exam Practice Test

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Question 1

You are conducting an ISMS audit in the despatch department of an international logistics organisation that provides shipping services to large organisations including local hospitals and government offices. Parcels typically contain pharmaceutical products, biological samples, and documents such as passports and driving licences. You note that the company records show a very large number of returned items with causes including misaddressed labels and, in 15% of cases, two or more labels for different addresses for the one package. You are interviewing the Shipping Manager (SM).

You: Are items checked before being dispatched?

SM: Any obviously damaged items are removed by the duty staff before being dispatched, but the small profit margin makes it uneconomic to implement a formal checking process.

You: What action is taken when items are returned?

SM: Most of these contracts are relatively low value, therefore it has been decided that it is easier and more convenient to simply reprint the label and re-send individual parcels than it is to implement an investigation.

You raise a nonconformity against ISO 27001:2022 based on the lack of control of the labelling process.

At the closing meeting, the Shipping Manager issues an apology to you that his comments may have been misunderstood. He says that he did not realise that there is a background IT process that automatically checks that the right label goes onto the right parcel otherwise the parcel is ejected at labelling. He asks that you withdraw your nonconformity.

Select three options of the correct responses that you as the audit team leader would make to the request of the Shipping Manager.



Question 2

Which three of the following work documents are not required for audit planning by an auditor conducting a certification audit?



Question 3

Which six of the following actions are the individual(s) managing the audit programme responsible for?



Question 4
Question 5

In the context of a third-party certification audit, confidentiality is an issue in an audit programme. Select two options which correctly state the function of confidentiality in an audit



Answer : C, D

Confidentiality is one of the principles of audit conduct that auditors should adhere to when performing audits.Confidentiality means that auditors should exercise discretion in the use and protection of information acquired in the course of their duties3.Auditors should respect the intellectual property rights of the auditee and other parties involved in the audit, and should not disclose any information that is sensitive, proprietary, or confidential without prior approval from the auditee or other authorized parties3.Auditors should also obtain the auditee's permission before using a camera or recording equipment during an audit, as these devices may capture confidential information or infringe on the privacy of individuals3. Therefore, these two options correctly state the function of confidentiality in an audit. The other options are either incorrect or irrelevant to confidentiality.For example, auditors are not forced by regulatory requirements to maintain confidentiality in an audit, but rather by ethical obligations and contractual agreements3.Observers in an audit team can access confidential information if they have signed a confidentiality agreement and have been authorized by the auditee3.Audit information can be used for improving personal competence by the auditor only if it does not compromise confidentiality or conflict with other interests3.As an auditor is always accompanied by a guide, there is still a risk to the auditee's sensitive information if the guide is not trustworthy or authorized to access such information3.Reference:ISO 19011:2018 - Guidelines for auditing management systems


Question 6

Which two of the following statements are true?



Answer : A, B

The following statements are true:

The role of a certification body auditor involves evaluating the organization's processes for ensuring compliance with their legal requirements. This is part of the auditor's responsibility to assess the effectiveness and conformity of the organization's ISMS against the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 standard and the applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

During a third-party audit, the auditor evaluates how the organization ensures that they are made aware of changes to the legal requirements. This is part of the auditor's responsibility to verify that the organization has established and maintained a process for identifying and updating their legal and other requirements related to information security. The following statement is false:

As part of a certification body audit, the auditor is responsible for verifying the organization's legal compliance status. This is not true, as the auditor is not authorized or qualified to provide legal advice or judgment on the organization's compliance status. The auditor can only report on the evidence of compliance or noncompliance observed during the audit, but the ultimate responsibility for ensuring legal compliance lies with the organization.Reference:: CQI & IRCA ISO 27001:2022 Lead Auditor Course Handbook, page 66. : CQI & IRCA ISO 27001:2022 Lead Auditor Course Handbook, page 67. :ISO/IEC 27001 LEAD AUDITOR - PECB, page 22.


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