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Cyber Security for Senior Executives and SIROs - a GCHQ Certified Course

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Cyber Security for Senior Executives and SIROs - a GCHQ Certified Course


Last month the Minister for Digital, Matt Hancock MP, revealed Government research* findings that two in three bosses at Britains biggest businesses are not trained to deal with a cyber attack. This is despite more than half saying cyber threats were a top risk to their business.

Launching the report, the Minister said: Recent cyber attacks have shown the devastating effects of not getting our approach to cyber security right. These new reports show we have a long way to go until all our organisations are adopting best practice and I urge all senior executives to work with the National Cyber Security Centre and take up the Governments advice and training.

TISA has teamed up with Templar Executives - an award-winning Cyber Security company trusted by Governments and multi-national organisations to deliver this GCHQ certified training course, designed for directors/senior executives of TISA member firms. The National Cyber Security Centre is part of GCHQ and TISAs training is an apposite response to the Ministers request.

TISAs own member research conducted in the summer identified Cyber Security and data protection as key areas you would like us to provide training support on. This new session has been carefully tailored to meet your needs and early booking is therefore recommended.


Financial services is one of the most targeted sectors, with 66% of financial institutions experiencing a cyber-attack in the last year and Cyber Security breaches continuing to dominate global headlines.

With consequences that can include crippling financial fines, loss of intellectual property, business disruption and damage to reputation, Senior Executives have a key role in establishing business resilience and managing risk both from a professional and personal perspective. It is essential therefore that Senior Executives build their own awareness and understanding of holistic Cyber Security to promote a positive Cyber Security and Information Assurance culture throughout their organisation.

It is predicted Cybercrime will cost the global economy over $2 trillion by 2020. Regulatory associations such as the PRA, FCA and ICO continue to define their expectations, but have all made it abundantly clear that the onus is on organisations to demonstrate their efficacy and maturity with regards to their Cyber Security resilience, with the FCA stating,

Firms of all sizes need to develop a security culture, from the board down to every employee. Firms should be able to identify and prioritise their information assets hardware, software and people. They should protect these assets, detect breaches, respond to and recover from incidents, and constantly evolve to meet new threats.

Recent research has highlighted only 19% of directors believe they have a high-level understanding of the risks associated with Cyber Security and 59% find it difficult to oversee those risks. Whether you are a small, medium or large financial institution, Senior Executives need to lead by example and demonstrate an understanding of the evolving Cyber Security landscape, and best practices in risk management within their organisation.

Templar Executives market leading GCHQ certified course for Senior Executives examines the Cyber Security challenges and opportunities and how Senior Executives should lead on this agenda as a key business objective. The course will provide delegates with a comprehensive overview covering the following:

An insight into why knowledge of Cyber Security is critical for business;
Review of the evolving Threat landscape; key vulnerabilities, risks and counter measures with a focus on the financial sector;
Key knowledge of the critical roles and responsibilities of Leaders and business functions and an understanding of responsibilities in creating a positive Cyber Security and Information Assurance culture with employee engagement, policies and processes.
An overview of best practices including: Strategy and Governance; Business Information Risk Management; and Business Resilience;
Review of key laws, legal rights, and corporate and personal liabilities and responsibilities;
An opportunity to embed learning through discussion with experienced experts and relevant real world case studies and scenarios;
An opportunity to discuss further personal and organisational development through training, coaching and mentoring.

This is a Director/Senior Executive level course that has been tailored specifically for TISA members.
It will run from 09:0012:00 followed by lunch and networking.

Members 495

*The FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check

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