Cyber Security Risk Assessment and Management Course


In today's interconnected digital world, the importance of robust cybersecurity cannot be overstated. As organizations and individuals rely more than ever on technology to conduct their daily activities, they become increasingly vulnerable to a wide range of cyber threats. From data breaches to malware attacks, the risks are real, and their consequences can be devastating.

This course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, assess, and manage cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and risks effectively.


5 days.

Who Should Attend:

  • system administrators
  • security engineer 
  • IT professionals
  • cybersecurity specialists


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and assess cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Implement risk management strategies to protect organizational assets.
  • Understand and apply relevant cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Create and maintain security policies and compliance programs.
  • Develop disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Cyber Security and Risk Assessment

  • What is Cyber Security?
  • Why Cyber Security Risk Assessment is Essential
  • Cyber Security Frameworks and Regulations

Module 2: Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Types of Cyber Threats.
  • Common Vulnerabilities (Software, Human, Configuration)
  • Understanding the Attack Lifecycle

Module 3: Risk Identification and Assessment

  • Identifying Assets and Data
  • Threat Identification
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Risk Calculation and Prioritization

Module 4: Risk Mitigation Strategies

  • Risk Mitigation Approaches
  • Security Controls and Best Practices
  • Incident Response Planning

Module 5: Security Policies and Compliance

  • Developing Cyber Security Policies
  • Compliance Requirements 
  • Employee Training and Awareness

Module 6: Risk Management Frameworks

  • ISO 27001/27002
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • CIS Controls

Module 7: Risk Assessment Tools and Technologies

  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Penetration Testing
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Module 8: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Testing and Maintaining DR Plans

Module 9: Risk Assessment Case Studies

  • Analyzing Real-World Data Breaches
  • Case Study: A Successful Risk Mitigation Scenario

Module 10: Emerging Threats and Future Trends

  • IoT Security
  • AI and Machine Learning in Cyber Security
  • Blockchain and Cyber Security

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


Enroll for a Face-to-Face (In-Person) Class

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Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

# Job Title Organisation Country
1 Senior Principal Banking Officer Bank of Uganda Uganda
3 Team Leads FCDO Saudi Arabia