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IS04-0323 Information Security Awareness Overview for Executives

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Course Description

This course delivers a rapid overview and awareness of key topics related to information security, including concepts, business challenges, business benefits, and related security standards and frameworks.

Executives working in UK commercial and third sector companies of any size need to be aware of the requirements for information security. They also need to be aware of the context of their role and the roles of others in defining and implementing company policies and processes, and in some cases implementing management systems for meeting the requirements of standards which the company may be certified against. Information security is increasingly becoming critically important and good practices will ultimately benefit the company and its customers.

Who is the course for?

The course should be taken by all general executives and senior managers who need a very general level of awareness and rapid introduction to the subject which should enable them to engage effectively with another executive or senior manager to whom specific responsibilities have been assigned.

If you are a business owner or an executive / senior manager tasked with day to day operational accountability for cyber security or indeed wish to attain a greater level of awareness of the practical considerations and best practices for businesses then please see this course IS03-0323 Information Security Awareness for Accountable Executives

All general executives are ultimately collectively responsible for information security and should complete this course, as part of developing a positive cyber security culture.

This course is not intended for the public sector or government organisations where special rules apply. Similarly, please note that this is not a technical training course.

What training pre requisites are there for taking the course?

There are no training pre requisites. The training is best used when the organisation has established policies with regard to information security.

What level of knowledge is required?

No specific specialist information security knowledge is required. It is assumed that all executives have a good knowledge of the business in order to be able to consider the context of the training content with their own organisation.

How long will the course take?

Each module or part of a multi-part module in the course will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. This course will take approximately 1.5 Hrs

What knowledge will be gained after taking the course

This particular course is not intended to provide training to be able to implement information security management systems, but will provide the general executive with a high-level general awareness of the following:

  • Awareness of Information Security principles
  • Awareness of Strategic objectives relating to Cyber security
  • Awareness of assurances that should be sought by the board
  • Awareness of the Law
  • Awareness of the challenges and benefits of cyber security
  • Awareness of roles, responsibilities and benefits of a positive cyber security culture
  • Awareness of Baseline best practices
  • Awareness of common threats
  • Awareness of Regulatory compliance requirements for data protection
  • Awareness of Frameworks and certification options

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