Cyber Security Strategy

by Jeremy Swinfen Green
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours
price£75+vat

This course will enable you to:

  • Recognise where cyber risks arise and who can be responsible for them
  • Discuss with your IT department the effectiveness of the work they are doing
  • Understand different cyber security strategies and how to implement them for employees throughout your organisation
  • Manage cyber risks that are outside the responsibility of the IT department
  • Respond and recover after a cyber security incident has happened

Developing a risk management strategy to manage cyber security is essential for any organisation, and isn't a matter purely for the IT department. Many risks arise from badly managed employees and flawed business processes, rather than digital technology. This is why an understanding of cyber risk is essential for non-technical managers.

In this course you will explore the nature of cyber risk, learning how it can be found anywhere within an organisation, plan to meet and respond to threats and thoroughly prepare for potential incidents.

Introducing cyber risk

  • What is cyber risk?
  • Who causes the damage?
  • What sort of damage can take place?
  • Why do non-technical managers need to understand cyber risk?

Managing cyber risks

  • How do we understand our cyber risks?
  • What is the best strategic approach?
  • How can we mitigate our cyber risks?
  • What does the holistic approach look like?

System risks

  • What are the information security basics?
  • How do you prepare for an event?
  • How can we manage people using networks?
  • How can we manage social media risk?
  • How should we dispose of data?

Security outside the office

  • How can we protect mobile devices?
  • How can we stay safe on the move?
  • How do we handle BYOD issues?
  • Should we store data in the cloud?

Responding to threats

  • How do we pick the right team?
  • How do we prepare for a cyber incident?
  • How do we respond to a cyber incident?
  • How can we recover and learn?

Jeremy Swinfen Green has worked in online marketing, communication and business strategy since 1993.

In 1995 he was appointed the first Digital Media Director by Aegis, the holding company of the Carat media agency group. Subsequent to that he worked as Strategic Operations Director for media owner emap digital, Managing Partner at digital consultancy iLevel Generator, Digital Director at direct response agency MC&C, and Managing Director at the user experience consultancy Amberlight.

He has run Social Media Risk Consulting and its sister agency Mosoco, which provides social media marketing services, since 2013.

ACCA logo

ACCA partner with accountingcpd.net to provide high quality CPD for members. As an ACCA member, you are required to complete at least 40 relevant units of CPD each year, where one unit is equal to one hour. 21 units must be verifiable; the other 19 can be non-verifiable.

Verifiable CPD
Your accountingcpd.net course counts as verifiable CPD, if you can answer "yes" to these questions:

  1. Was the learning activity relevant to your career?
  2. Can you explain how you will apply the learning in the workplace?

You select courses that meet these criteria, and as you complete each course you get a CPD certificate so you can provide ACCA with the evidence that you undertook the learning activity.

ACCA members get discounts on accountingcpd.net courses. Find out more here.

    You need to sign in or register before you can add a contribution.