Understanding Cybersecurity

Risk management, internal control


Understanding Cybersecurity

Speaker: Kenneth R. van Wyk

  • Format


  • Level


  • Duration

    100 min

Establish your baseline knowledge of cybersecurity and learn about common security vulnerabilities, both technical and procedural, found in today’s information systems.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn about the security threat landscape
  • What cybersecurity problems do we face today?
  • Just how bad is the problem?
  • Understand building blocks
  • Security objectives (confidentiality, integrity, availability)
  • Security controls (identification, authentication, authorisation)
  • Discover security vulnerabilities
  • Technical
  • Procedural
  • Implementation vs. design defects
  • Learn about translating vulnerabilities into business risks
  • Why should we care about technical vulnerabilities?
  • Identify mitigating risks
  • Protection
  • Detection
  • Response

£35.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


This 2-hour audio course is intended to give you a solid foundation in understanding the principal issues of cybersecurity. The course assumes a minimal working knowledge of the topic, and introduces the core concepts of modern cybersecurity.

Once your baseline knowledge is established, you will learn about common security vulnerabilities, both technical and procedural, found in today’s information systems. You will also how these vulnerabilities can result in business risks to an organisation and the key concepts in mitigating security risks.

Topics discussed:

  • Risk management and internal control

  • Risk identification and assessment

    This is an online, audio course; it is also available as part of CGMA Essentials. You will have 12 months from date of purchase to access this course, making it easy to fit around your work and personal commitments.

Who should take this course?

  • Accounting and finance professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of cybersecurity principles

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Specialised knowledge and applications
Programme level:Basic
Duration:100 min
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

Return and refund policy

£35.00 (CIMA members only)


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  • Kenneth R. van Wyk