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Manage the Cyber Threat for Finance Professionals

edX, Online
4 weeks
199 USD
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Self-paced Online
4 weeks
199 USD
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Self-paced Online
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Course description

Manage the Cyber Threat for Finance Professionals

This course is designed for accountancy, finance and business professionals working in all organisations from small business, large corporates or financial services or who are just interested in learning more about the vulnerabilities organisations are exposed to and the options available to protect their organisation. With a focus on practical skills throughout, this course provides the ability to apply skills as well as understand them.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

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Training content


  • Objectives of the course
  • Outline of the cyber threat
  • What’s different about cyber

The basic hygiene factors

  • Secure configuration of IT infrastructure
  • Malware protection
  • Configuring network devices securely

Approach and effective access controls

  • Implement approaches and effective access controls
  • The importance of 2 factor authentication

Understand risks

  • Principles of risk management
  • Manging the risks effectively

Understand and manage third-party supplier risks

  • Manging the full supply chain
  • Information value and sensitivity
  • Supplier impacts on service delivery

6. Understand and manage third-party supplier risks

  • Manging the full supply chain
  • Encouraging a cyber-security aware culture
  • Words into actions

Respond and recovery

  • Incident management capability
  • Respond and recover plan for breaches

Continuous improvement

  • The need for performance monitoring
  • Defining appropriate KPIs
  • Performance dashboard

Skills and resources

  • The importance of access to the right skills
  • The need for up-to-date training

Concluding themes

Course delivery details

This course is offered through ACCA, a partner institute of EdX.

3-5 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$199
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • How to facilitate a risk assessment to identify the potential threats and the vulnerabilities they may exploit and the business impacts of a cyber-attack.
  • Recognise that the risks are constantly changing and the need for continuous process improvement. Including how to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the cyber/information security practices.
  • Understand how to manage an incident and the processes required to effectively respond and recover.
  • Understand that effective security protection is a combination of people, process and technology and how to create a culture of cyber and information security.
  • Understand the physical and logical access controls which should be implemented to adequately and appropriately protect the organisation’s information and technology resources.
  • Understand the potential risk responses and mitigation actions to appropriately and adequately protect the business from the identified cyber risks.

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