Certificate in Technology Risk and Data Incident Management

Format: Virtual learning more info
CPD hours: 32+ contact hours more info
Assessment: 1 online exam more info
Fee: See below more info
Start date: Autumn 2021
Delivery: Online 
Duration: 3 months

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Course overview

In an increasingly digitally connected 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 technology risk 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

This professional certificate is benchmarked to industry standards and best practices. Delivered by leading subject matter experts in cyber security, digital forensics and information security law, our programme will bring you on a journey from a basic understanding of the concepts and the law, to dealing with a data-related incident armed with the knowledge and experience of our expert tutors.

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Entry requirements

The Certificate is designed for business managers and professionals who have an interest in expanding their cyber security knowledge and/or have responsibility for one of the following functions within their organisation: IT, security, legal, audit, assurance, compliance and risk management. It is also relevant to those considering a career in cyber security.

Holders of a recognised accounting qualification or a degree at Level 8 on the NFQ or equivalent qualification in finance, business or other relevant fields are welcome to apply.

All applicants, other than members of Chartered Accountants Ireland, will be asked to submit evidence of their qualification with their application. (See our admission & awards criteria page for more details)

Course fees

Fees are fully-inclusive and will cover: registration, course materials, tuition fees and exam fees.

Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland  €1,295
Other professional  €1,475 

How you study

The Certificate in Technology Risk and Data Incident Management is delivered through a blend of distance learning, self-study and online webinars. Online sessions and programme assessments are all conducted through a virtual learning environment. 


This course is assessed with an online exam at end of the programme. In the exam you will be asked to demonstrate your competence and understanding of the area.

CPD Hours

This programme offers structured and unstructured CPD hours contact time. The exact number of hours that can be claimed as CPD will vary for each individual depending on time expended and the requirements of their professional body.

Our expert tutors

William O’Brien See my bio on LinkedIn