Proper governance and compliance procedures, as well as good risk management, should be at the heart of every successful organisation in the 21st Century. Whether it be a council, health trust, SME or large organisation, these disciplines are key to employee and client safety and satisfaction.
This module will address and examine risk, governance and compliance in order to manage information assurance within an organisation, ensuring information is collected, stored and processed legally and securely through risk-based decision-making.
An increasing reliance on computer systems in all areas of business implies an imperative to certify that the systems are used in a way that ensures proper appreciation of potential risk, the management of that risk, the implementation of standard security protocols, and compliance with legislation, all in order to ensure proper business controls.
Topics include essential frameworks, international standards and best practices involved in risk assessment and management, business impact analysis, asset identification, business continuity and disaster recovery.
This module is equivalent to 10 credits at SCQF Level 11.
The course will be delivered online, adopting a blended learning approach. Delegates will be given access to our virtual learning environment (VLE) where course materials will be hosted. Delegates will have access to the VLE for a short while after the course ends to consolidate any learning. Live online sessions will be confirmed before the course starts.
This module will be led by Tony Gurney, Lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences at University of the West of Scotland (UWS).
Before joining UWS, Tony spent fifteen years in industry where his projects included office automation, accounting and production systems as well as distributed industrial control and diagnostic systems. His work on the latter earned him two SMART awards from the UK Government. Tony also received a Thistle Award for Information Technology Initiative in 2001. Tony has spent several years with the SFEU (later Scotland's Colleges) where he was the Subject Mentor for Computer Science responsible for the advancement of the topic both within Scotland's college sector and more generally with partnerships with industrial and private sector organisations.
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