Cybersecurity Essentials for BFSI Professionals Course


This course is designed to equip professionals in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) sector with essential cybersecurity knowledge and skills. As the BFSI industry increasingly relies on digital technologies, the importance of protecting sensitive financial data has never been higher.


10 Days

Who Should Attend?

  • IT professionals in BFSI
  • Risk managers
  • Compliance officers
  • System administrators
  • Anyone interested in enhancing cybersecurity skills in the BFSI sector

Course Objectives

  • Understand the unique cybersecurity challenges faced by BFSI
  • Develop skills to identify and mitigate cyber threats
  • Learn about compliance and regulatory requirements specific to BFSI
  • Implement best practices for securing financial transactions and customer data

Course Outline

Module 1; Introduction to BFSI Cybersecurity

  • Overview of cybersecurity in the BFSI sector
  • Regulatory landscape and compliance requirements

Module 2; Threat Landscape in BFSI

  • Analysis of cyber threats targeting financial institutions
  • Case studies of recent cyber attacks in BFSI

Module 3; Security Frameworks and Standards

  • Introduction to cybersecurity frameworks relevant to BFSI
  • Implementing and maintaining compliance with standards

Module 4; Securing Financial Transactions

  • Encryption and secure communication protocols
  • Multi-factor authentication for financial transactions

Module 5; Risk Management in BFSI

  • Identifying and assessing cybersecurity risks
  • Strategies for risk mitigation and management

Module 6; Incident Response and Recovery

  • Developing an incident response plan for BFSI
  • Effective strategies for recovery after a cybersecurity incident

Module 7; Emerging Technologies in BFSI Security

  • Blockchain and its applications in financial services
  • Security considerations for fintech and digital banking

Module 8;Regulatory Compliance and Reporting

  • Understanding and adhering to BFSI regulatory requirements
  • Reporting and documentation for regulatory compliance

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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.