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Companies to train for DIY risk management

Companies’ attempts to get on top of risk management have been boosted by the introduction of a new ‘hands-on’ course, which has the backing of the BCS.

The Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management is a more practical version than previous risk management courses, and is aimed at providing security professionals with a comprehensive and practical course, enabling them to assist their organisations to develop a business focused information security and governance strategy.

The first company to be accredited by the BCS to deliver the five day course, Ultima Risk Management expects to see interest both from security professionals and from ‘business executives’ who need to get an understanding of how to apply risk management by conducting threat likelihood and vulnerability assessments, and business impact analysis.
URM managing director Martin Jones said he expected companies to start sending their own staff on the PCIRM courses as an alternative to paying for consultants to come in and assess the company’s information risk position.

This has to be a good idea. There’s nothing better than self-help when it comes to understanding risk management, because surely all companies should know their own business and the information risks associated with it.

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