Welcome to the iSMTA and our online Modern Information Protection Professional Cyber Security training course at Level 5, which is certified by Industry Qualifications (IQ) who are approved by qualification regulators in the UK.
Information Protection has been a necessary part of organisations and business since they began. The need to protect information, data, brand reputation, the workforce, profits and trade secrets has been daily activity the value of which is often only recognised when something goes wrong. Every organisation or business will have some information protection measures in place, with most security protective measures being so normal that they are a simple part of our everyday lives. Being protective about plans, salaries, employee data, medical information and trade secrets are just such examples.
The explosion of social media has brought us to an age where there is a plethora of personal, private and business information available with just a few clicks of a mouse.
Therefore Information Protection needs to be ever-changing, to adapt to changing threats, to changing needs and to our ever-changing world. Information Protection must continue to modernise to maintain its value and effectiveness. Those employed to advise on Information Protection need to keep up-to-date too. Qualifying through this programme is an excellent way to be a Modern Information Protection Professional and provides a perfect pathway to further Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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This course has been a useful and eye opener to me although I am an IT professional I have learnt a lot of new ways of developing a strategy. This course is getting interesting every day; I appreciate the topics under each unit. (G. Sitsofe)
What this course provides and how it will benefit you
The iSMTA online e-learning Modern Information Security Training course & training has been designed for anyone wishing to gain a recognised Industry Qualification (IQ) Level 5 Certificate. So if you already work in a security environment protecting information or are new to the sector this course will enable you to become a recognised Information Protection Professional.
Unlike other providers iSMTA is an e-learning purist, in that all taught content that is delivered by one of our many Subject Matter Experts (SME) is a close resemblance to actually being in the classroom, but without all the costs and time constraints. This recognised qualification course provides over 150 hours of taught content and will enable you to apply your new knowledge and qualification as a Modern Information Protection Professional within a business environment.
The qualification approved by Industry Qualifications (IQ) through the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) is certified as: IQ Level 5 Certificate for Information Protection Professionals. This 150 hour course split over 8 Units at Level 5 is the equivalent working level to that of a ‘Foundation Degree’ in the UK.
How it Works
By joining our Academy you will receive the following:
– Access to our Professional Dashboard
– Hours of taught Professional e-learning course Units
– Downloadable PDF Factsheets
– Access to Podcasts
– Directed research guidance through ‘Think Points’
– Scenario Based Assignment
– Access to discussion forums
– 1 Year Student Membership of the Security Institute
What you will be Taught
This course will provide the most up-to-date knowledge and a complete understanding of Modern Information Protection and will greatly enhance your career opportunities within the security industry, whether you are a newcomer to security operations or an existing professional who wishes to enhance their professional development. The course consists of 8 Units with a minimum of 150 guided learning hours in total. It covers an understanding of what Modern Information Protection management entails, the main ways in which protecting information supports an Organisation, how it addresses risk, current and emerging threats and the concept of modern information protection convergence. Units cover the following:
Unit 1: Modern Information Protection for Business – Modern Information Protection for Business is designed to show how Modern Information Protection should be integrated within Business. There is an ever-increasing need today to understand the role and capabilities of a Modern Information Protection Professional and how Information Protection can best support the Business or Client.
Unit 2: Threats of Today and Tomorrow – With the increase in the media of threats to personal information this Unit looks at the Threats of Today and Tomorrow and covers current and emerging threats to Information Protection and their potential impact on Business or personnel.
Unit 3: What is Information Protection? This Unit describes the terms of ISO 27001, and Information Governance and looks at the extensive measures available for reducing Information Protection risks, such as personal and business information loss, or compromise.
Unit 4: Information Protection and Risk Mitigation – Information Protection and Risk Mitigation introduces the Information Risk Assessment methodology and how to reduce information security compromise and Information Protection loss through the implementation of Information Protection measures.
Unit 5: Information Protection and convergence – Information Protection and convergence (working with other security functions) introduces the modern approach of Information Protection Convergence, which is essential for the effective and efficient mitigation of Information Protection risks in the complex world of today.
Unit 6: Information Protection and Incident Management – Information Protection and Incident Management introduces the role of Information Protection measures when a breach of security, an incident, or crisis occurs and additional Information Protection measures are required.
Unit 7: Information Protection being Modern – Information Protection can be modern and innovative and this Unit introduces cutting-edge ideas and measures to reduce Information Protection risk and assist Businesses to be more successful.
Unit 8: Research Management and Dissertation – This final Unit will explain how to conduct Primary and Secondary research and the basic principles of Harvard style referencing in order to complete the final report. You will also complete a final essay on what you have learnt on this course.