Certificate in Information Security Risk Management

Enroll in the Certificate in Information Security Risk Management and take your Risk Management Career to the next level!

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Course Description

There are risks and incidents related to information security and cyber security, which can affect financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, and other entities. Criminals, such as hackers, are constantly working on circumventing the cybersecurity controls of organizations in order to gain access to systems, people, and information for their benefit.

In order to prevent the occurrence of cyberattacks and the disclosure of confidential information without the owner’s permission, organizations develop and implement information security and risk management frameworks.

This certificate program is a foundational training with four modules that cover the concepts of data, information, and risks. It also covers cybersecurity, information security, cybersecurity governance, and information security risk management process.

What You Will Get From This Course

In-demand Skills

Gain the relevant knowledge to ensure that you are supporting your firm and progressing your career.

Career Credential

Get a certificate from the FCA Financial Crime Academy.


Study on-demand and at your own time and pace, regardless of where you are in the world with this flexible online course.

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Course Material

Download supplementary course material such as the comprehensive course study guide.

Quiz Questions

Test your knowledge with multiple-choice questions and determine which skills you have mastered!

Course Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of information security and its importance in financial institutions.
  • Identify various types of cyber threats and risks that can impact organizations.
  • Explore the motivations and tactics of cybercriminals, including hackers.
  • Learn about the key components of cybersecurity controls and their role in protecting systems and information.
  • Gain knowledge of data classification and its significance in information security.
  • Explore the principles of information security risk management and its relevance to organizations.
  • Understand the cybersecurity governance framework and its role in overseeing security initiatives.
  • Learn about the information security risk management process, including risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Explore best practices for incident response and handling in the context of information security.
  • Develop the skills to create and implement effective information security and risk management frameworks within organizations.

Target Audience

  • Compliance professionals that want to acquire a solid understanding of AML/CTF
  • Risk management professionals that want to effectively manage AML/CTF risks
  • Ambitious AML/CTF compliance personnel looking to broaden knowledge and skills
  • Career starters seeking career opportunities in the AML/CTF compliance industry


For participating in this Certificate Program, you will need an electronic device with online video-viewing capabilities (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, etc.). You will need no previous knowledge in compliance or anti-financial crime, although this is helpful. A background in business, legal, or finance might also be beneficial but is not required.

Learning Method

This Certification Program is presented entirely online. Modules can be completed in your own time and at your own pace. This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for Certification Programs.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Program

  • Introduction to the Program

Module 1: Introduction to Data, Information and Risks

  • Introduction to this Module
  • What is Data? What is Information?
  • Understanding Different Types of Corporate Data and Information
  • Understanding Risk and Information Asset Security Risks
  • Data and Information Stakeholders
  • Case Study – Data and Information Management by an Organization
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 2: Overview of Cyber Security and Information Security

  • Introduction to this Module
  • What is Cyber Security? What is Hacking?
  • Different Types of Cybersecurity Risks Faced by an Organization
  • Understanding Cybersecurity Governance
  • Cybersecurity Governance Frameworks
  • Information Security Objectives of an Organization
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 3: Information and Cyber Security Governance

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Information and Cybersecurity Governance Structure
  • Role of the Board of Directors and Management
  • Management-Level Information Security Committee
  • Information Security Function in an Organization
  • Role of the Chief Information Security Officer in an Organization
  • Role of the Information Security Team in an Organization
  • Periodic Reviews and Monitoring of Information Security
  • Case Study: Establishing Information Security Program in an Organization
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Module 4: Information Security Risk Management Process

  • Introduction to this Module
  • Understanding Reasons for Information and Cybersecurity Risks Faced by an Organization
  • Steps Involved in Information Security Risk Management
  • Step #1: Defining Information Security Risk Sources
  • Step #2: Information Security Risk Identification Process
  • Step #3: Information Security Risk Assessment Process
  • Step #4: Mapping of Information Security Risks and Controls
  • Step #5: Evaluation of the Operating Effectiveness of Information Security Controls
  • Case Study: How to Implement the Information Security Risk Management Process in an Organization
  • Module Summary
  • Multiple Choice Quiz
  • Further Reading and References

Final Assessment

  • Final Assessment

Completing the Program

  • Completing the Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to take the courses?

All of our certification programs are open to students and professionals in various industries and levels of experience. Our curriculum is designed to teach what you need to know from basic fundamentals to advanced practical case studies. To take the courses and complete the exercises, students will only need access to a PC and/or Mac, a smartphone or table, and a stable internet connection.

Can I download course files and resources for the course?

Absolutely! All the files (including study guide, audiobook, course slides, etc.) in a course are available for download. Just look for a module that shows the files within a course.

How long do I have to complete the courses?

You will have yearly access to the courses as long as you maintain an active subscription. All the courses are self-paced as well so you can take your time in learning without worrying about any deadlines.

Are there any additional fees or costs?

None! The bundle price includes everything and there are no additional fees or charges to earn your digital certification.

What currency are your courses priced in?

All our online courses are priced in USD. As this is a recurring payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

How do I earn my certificates?

Students must complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course. You can retake the assessments as many times as necessary until you reach an 60% passing grade.

How are the exams conducted?

Students are required to complete an online assessment (mostly multiple choice questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams on your own schedule and will need to earn at least 60% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need.

Can I email the instructor if I have questions?

While the courses are designed mainly for self-study, we are happy to provide email assistance for general or technical support inquiries.

Will these courses help me advance my career?

Based on hundreds of reviews from thousands of students we know how the Financial Crime Academy’s courses have helped so many people advance their anti-financial crime, compliance, and risk management careers. Our courses are designed to teach in-demand skills and relevant background knowledge of subject matter expertise needed in practice.

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