University offers firms new information security management course


University offers firms new information security management course

Antony Savvas

A new course that aims to help companies manage sensitive information has been launched at the University of Bedfordshire.

The four-month course on Secure Information Management has been introduced at a time when information security has been dominating the news headlines, and companies have been seeking advice on the best ways to deal with such data, said the university.

The new Advanced Professional Certificate in Secure Information Management course gets under way next month, and has been specifically designed for people who regularly handle information in the workplace.

Course director, Carsten Maple, said, "Information security is not just for security professionals, it is the responsibility of the whole organisation.

"To stay in business your information must be secure. In this day and age it is more vital than ever for companies to invest in this level of training."

Participants will receive one year's Affiliate Membership of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, an Advanced Professional Certificate, and credits can also be used towards a masters in computing.

During the course, delegates will be introduced to key concepts in identifying and managing workplace security issues. This includes risk management, communication threats and system security, alongside lessons in how to control computer access and implement security policies.

All this will enable them to evaluate and define management procedures for protecting valuable business data, the university said.

To apply for the course, delegates are required to have an honours degree or equivalent.

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