The evolution of information technology (IT) affects the business environment in many significant ways. It has changed business practices, reduced costs and altered the ways in which information should be controlled. In addition, it has raised the level of knowledge and skills required to protect an enterprise’s information assets, and increased the need for well-educated professionals in the fields of information security, governance of IT and risk management.
For a number of years, many employers have been seeking to fill positions with information security professionals who possess a substantial background in security, business and risk management. This demand is expected to grow in the future. Employers have had difficulty in locating a sufficient number of adequately prepared candidates for the available positions.
Information security professionals need to be able to cope with the pace of rapid business changes and update themselves regularly with competent knowledge. Recent events, government regulations and changes in business processes have affected the role of information security and the methodologies information security professionals use. There has been a significant change in responsibilities held by the information security manager.
More often, traditional business functions such as compliance, risk management and privacy are being assigned to the information security manager. Therefore, the information security professional must understand not only technological requirements, but also the needs of the business.
In the information-based business environment, business professionals who are competent in information security or information security professionals who understand business are in great demand. Information security managers must continually receive training to upgrade their knowledge, skills and abilities.
This course will provide detailed workshop discussion and case studies on key information security areas. We will focus on practical development and implementation of processes to manage governance, risk and compliance, and business continuity areas relating to information security within the enterprise.
Needless to say, the class will contain many exercises using real world case studies and examples.
Zahir Ali Quettawalla, CISA, CISM, CRISC, has earned over 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, Security, Audit, Risk Management and Compliance. During his career he has undertaken a number of professional roles. These roles have included: information security manager, information systems auditor, systems analyst, program manager, project supervisor, university instructor/ and corporate trainer.
His extensive professional experience, rigorous learning and development regimen has enabled him to have a diversified and broad vision of an organization as a whole and has enabled to socialize and interact with the various units and functions within the organization competently and professionally.
Zahir is presently working with Telstra with NBN Information Security Team. In addition to his professional life, he is actively involved with the development of professional standards and development of professional services. This involvement is evident through his involvement with ISACA Chapter as an instructor for the last 14 years for training potential students and professionals for ISACA certifications. He has also conducted several workshops and training programs on financial modelling, office automation and project management for professional and chartered accountants for the last 14 years. Further, he has also authored around more several articles and books on the subject of Information Technology, Security, Audit and Management.
This course provides a holistic overview of the field of information security. Learn about what it takes to manage and operate an information security program and focus on areas such as information security governance, risk assessment, risk management, incident handling and business continuity planning.Learning Objectives:
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