Certificate in Cyber Security and Data Incident Management

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Why should you study the programme?

In an increasingly digital world, cyber attacks are an everyday occurrence. Ensuring that the information held on your IT systems is secure is vitally important. Its confidentiality, integrity and availability may be critical for the continued success of your business.

The programme will provide you with a strong foundation in cyber security as well as the knowledge and confidence required to make informed decisions, mitigate cyber risk, facilitate a cyber investigation and also give you and your organisation a detailed understanding of their obligations and responsibilities under data protection laws.

Five questions a NED or business leader should ask about cyber risk

Cyber security is no longer just an IT issue, it is a business issue everyone in business must know about. Focusing on technology alone is not enough. Effectively managing cyber risk means putting in place the right governance, policies, and technologies. 

The key question is are you prepared to respond?  What would you do when it’s your data which has been stolen? Who would you call first? Do you have a plan and policies in place? 

The importance of cybersecurity has grown, as businesses are more digitised, increasing their exposure to threats, and with the responsibilities and sanctions imposed under GDPR. Given the scale of the risks now presented by cybersecurity, managing an incident  really should be high on the risk register and agenda of all company boards and their non-executive directors (NEDs). 

NEDs should be able to satisfy themselves that an organisation is managing cyber risk effectively and that systems of risk management are robust and defensible. 

Five questions a NED should ask:

1. Does the board understand their exposure to cyber security threats? 
2. Is the business prepared for a cyber attack? Are adequate capabilities and resources in place?
3. Is there a clear risk management and incident response plan in place for the wider business?
4. Has the cyber security been independently tested and reviewed?
5. Has the business understood and addressed the relevant legal and regulatory requirements? 

Our Certificate in Cyber Security and Data Incident Management starts on 16 October 2019 and over four modules can be studied by classroom or flexibly by distance study and will equip you to protect and respond to a cyber incident. It will give you the tools to put in place a plan and empower you to ask the right questions. 

At a glance
Start Date: 16 October 2019
Duration : Online exam 
Classroom or Distance Learning
€1,295 (Members)
€1,475 (Non members)
Online exam at the end of the programme.

Unsure if this programme is right for you?

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