Certificate in Cyber Security and Data Incident Management

Maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information on your IT systems may be critical to the continued success of your business.


At a glance
Start Date: January 2021
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Duration : 6 months
€1,295 (Members)
€1,475 (Non members)
You may be eligible for 30% funding from IFS Skillnet (find out more)
Online exam at the end of the programme.

Why should you study this programme?

In an increasingly digital world, cyber attacks are an everyday occurrence. The nature and changing risk profile of cyber threat, from economic espionage to disruption of production, demands a cross-sectoral approach from businesses and governments around the world.

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.

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Who is this programme for?

The programme is designed for business 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, compliance and risk management. It is also relevant to those considering a career in cyber security.

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? 

Unsure if this programme is right for you?

Contact us and we can arrange a call with one of our team to advise you.