Executive Cyber Awareness (ECA)
Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
This Executive Cyber Awareness (ECA) course prepares members of the board, senior executives and those with management responsibilities to take a proactive posture in implementing cybersecurity and defending against cyber attacks. The course explains the importance of investing in a company's cybersecurity capability and the consequences of under investment. It provides sufficient case studies and information to enable an executive to prepare an investment plan.
The course is delivered through e-learning. Should an organisation wish to have it delivered in a classroom environment please contact InfoSec Skills.
Who should attend?
- Board members and senior executives who need to understand the cyber threats to their organisation.
- Executives who are responsible for the management of business risk within the organisation.
- IT and non-IT personnel who need to understand more about the protection of corporate systems from internal and cyber attacks.
- Executives who need to understand more about the risks of doing business over the Internet.
Students who have successfully completed the Executive Cyber Awareness course will be able to:
- Describe the basic concepts and terminology of cyber and information security and the legal and
- Describe the different cyber attacks an organisation might be liable to.
- Explain how a number of recent cyber attacks were launched and the consequences to that organisation.
- Explain the potential consequences to an organisation should a cyber attack be successful.
- Explain how cyber criminals target organisations and make money.
- Apply the principles of cybersecurity to their own environment.
- Describe how an organisation can minimise the risk of a successful cyber attack.
- Module 1: Cyber and Information Security – An Introduction
- Module 2: Understanding the Threats
- Module 3: Legal and Regulatory Consequences of an Attack
- Module 4: Preventing and Defending against Cyber Attacks
Basic knowledge of IT is recommended.
Examination and Certification
At the end of each module the student is encouraged to undertake an assessment to assess their knowledge of the material provided in that module to make sure that the objectives of that module have been met.
An examination at the end of the course allows the student to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding obtained during the course.