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Manage the cyber threat for finance professionals

ACCA via edX


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.


1. Introduction

  • Objectives of the course

  • Outline of the cyber threat

  • What’s different about cyber

2. The basic hygiene factors

  • Secure configuration of IT infrastructure

  • Malware protection

  • Configuring network devices securely

3. Approach and effective access controls

  • Implement approaches and effective access controls

  • The importance of 2 factor authentication

4. Understand risks

  • Principles of risk management

Manging the risks effectively

5. 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

7. Respond and recovery

  • Incident management capability

  • Respond and recover plan for breaches

8. Continuous improvement

  • The need for performance monitoring

  • Defining appropriate KPIs

  • Performance dashboard

9. Skills and resources

  • The importance of access to the right skills

  • The need for up-to-date training

10. Concluding themes

Taught by

Mike Hughes and Clive Webb


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