In today’s business environment, security is a fundamental driver for increasing stakeholder trust, performance, profitability, and efficiency. It is not optional.

Security is an intrinsic aspect of digital business value and must be factored into an organisation’s strategy, culture and change management. Consider a digital transformation which can have a significant impact on improvements to business performance, enhancing profitability and efficiency in all stages of the business process, and across all business functions. But what about security?

Our staff, when skilled, are perfectly placed to act as catalysts for “secure” business improvement.

The Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate is a perfect option for organisations seeking to add value to their organisations and act as catalysts for “secure” digital transformation and change.

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Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate will empower you with the following digital business trust insights into:

  • The fundamentals of digital business and its evolution.

  • The fundamentals of digital business risk and its relationship to digital business value.

  • The fundamentals of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its role in helping organizations protect its digital business value.

On completion of the course, students are issued with a Certificate of Completion. The Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate is accredited through APMG International, certified in the UK by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and listed as qualified cyber training by Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) in the US.

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Module 1: Basics of Digital Transformation & Digital Trust

  • What is Digital Transformation?
  • Transformation – Industrial to Digital Era
  • Digital Transformation & Critical Infrastructure
  • Digital Transformation: Attributes of the Digital Enterprise

Module 2: Becoming Digital

  • Digital Transformation from the Corner Office
  • Becoming “Digital”
  • Optimized Rate of Change
  • Outside-in, Putting Customers First
  • Transforming the Enterprise

Module 3: Cybersecurity & Digital Transformation

  • Role of Cybersecurity in Digital Transformation
  • Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure
  • Digital Transformation: Basic Principles (THRIVE)
  • Digital Transformation Impacts Many Areas
  • Cybersecurity: Key DX Challenges

Module 4: DX & the Framework

  • Digital Transformation & NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
  • Basic Review of Cybersecurity Practices
  • Establish or Improve Cybersecurity Program
  • Communicate CS Requirements with Stakeholders
  • Buying Decisions
  • Identify Opportunities for New or Revised Informative References
  • Methodology to Protect Privacy

Module 5: Understanding Cyber Risk

  • The Cyber Risk Equation
  • Evaluating the Results – What does it all mean?
  • Cyber Risk: Business & Technical Vulnerabilities
  • Cyber Risk: Assets, Information & Controls
  • Basics of Cyber Risk Assessments for Business

Module 6: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Fundamentals

  • Cybersecurity Framework for Business
  • Cybersecurity Framework Goals and Objectives

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Special Notices

Digital Business Risk Awareness Certificate is accredited through APMG International, certified in the UK by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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Cyber Security learning paths

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Application Security
Cloud Security
Information Security Management
Security Risk
Cyber Tech Generalist
DFIR Digital Forensics & Incident Response
Industrial Controls & OT Security
NIST Pathway
Privacy Professional
Security Auditor
Secure Coding
Cyber Blue Team
Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing
Emerging Tech Security
Business Continuity & Resilience

Governance, Risk & Compliance learning paths

Want to boost your career in Governance, Risk & Compliance? View QA's learning pathway below, specially designed to give you the skills to succeed.

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Information Security Management
NIST Pathway
Security Auditor
Security Risk

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