Risk Management

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Risk Management Training Courses

The management of risk is critical for any organisation in achieving its business objectives and this is certainly the case in the areas of information security (IS) and business continuity (BC). In both areas, the business impact analysis and risk management are the foundation and corner stones to best practice IS and BC management systems. Without these, organisations are making decisions in the dark about which controls need to be prioritised and implemented. URM can assist you in developing your risk management capabilities through consultancy, our purpose designed risk assessment tool (Abriska) and through our training courses, most notably our multiple certified Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management, where not only will you develop your risk management skills but are also able to gain a certificate to demonstrate your competence.

Professional Certification Courses

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management (PCIRM)

This 5 day course, which is delivered by trainers with practitioner backgrounds, leans heavily on practical exercises to provide you with extensive hands-on experience of all the key components of the risk management process. You will gain invaluable experience in conducting an information risk assessment including business impact analyses and threat and vulnerability assessments. You will also learn the importance of evaluating risks, selecting controls and presenting results in a way which will form the basis of a risk treatment plan. As a BCS Gold Partner, URM will aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to return to your organisation and make a significant contribution to the risk management process.
The PCIRM training course makes full use of current and relevant international standards such as the ISO 27001 Information Security Standard, as well as ISO 31000 and ISO 27005. The course culminates on the final afternoon with a BCS invigilated examination, which consists of scenario-based, multi choice and short answer questions.

An excellent course, both demanding and challenging. The presenters knowledge and enthusiasm are incredible and delivered brilliantly. Provided context and examples to help clarify points.

Public course 2017

Very thorough content. Trainer very knowledgeable and great technique.

Public course 2017

URM’s PCIRM course has also been certified by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), meaning that the Institute has assessed the course materials and methodologies and determined that it meets its stated objectives. Furthermore, the IISP has verified that the course meets the claimed competency level against IISP's Skills Framework. URM's PCIRM training course was also the first information risk management course in the UK to be certified as part of the GCHQ's Certified Training (GCT) Scheme.
In 2015, 75% of URM’s PCIRM delegates achieved a pass mark, one of the highest levels of attainment for a UK training provider.

Delivered as both a public schedule and closed, on-site course.
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Non-certificate Courses

1 Day Introduction to Information Risk Management

This 1 day closed, on-site course provides you with practical guidance and advice on how to manage risks based on the ISO 31000:2009, the International Standard for Risk Management - Principles and Guidelines. Through a series of exercises and presentations, this course provides you with an understanding of all aspects of risk management. The principles can be applied to all types of risk within your organisation e.g. information, health and safety, project management. The course provides an overview of key topics such as defining risk criteria and developing a methodology, conducting a risk assessment, monitoring and reviewing risks and completing risk treatment activity and monitoring and reviewing the risks.

Delivered as a closed, on-site course.