IT Governance launches Incident Response Management Foundation training course to help companies comply with the GDPR and the NIS Directive


IT Governance, the leading provider of information security expertise and solutions, is launching its new Incident Response Management Foundation training course.
The course is designed to provide organisations with the foundational knowledge to effectively manage and respond to a disruptive incident, in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive. It informs delegates of the appropriate steps organisations need to take to limit potential disruption to both network availability and an information security management system (ISMS).
Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “The GDPR and NIS Directive introduce obligations on organisations to deal with information security incidents and report data breaches to the relevant supervisory authority without undue delay. Therefore, organisations will need to be prepared and equipped to deal with incidents.
“While data protection and cyber security are on the board’s agenda, professionals often lack the training and practical understanding to deal with incidents in an efficient and appropriate manner. It is essential that professionals get the appropriate training to be able to confidently deal with an incident and help organisations avoid reputational and financial damage.” 
Delegates attending the Incident Response Management Foundation training course will learn about effectively managing a cyber security incident from detection to follow-up, the incident scenarios for the most common attack vectors, the role of the incident response team, the key steps to tackle a cyber security incident, how to formulate an incident response plan, and how to prepare communications and reporting as per the GDPR and NIS Directive requirements.
The NIS Directive aims to achieve a high common level of network and information systems security across the EU by improving cyber security capabilities at the national level, increasing cooperation on cyber security among EU member states, and introducing security measures and incident reporting obligations for operations of essentials services (OESs) and digital service providers (DSPs).
Cyber security teams, security managers and IT professionals responsible for maintaining network and information security and incident response management are encouraged to book IT Governance’s Incident Response Management Foundation training course and achieve the CIRM F qualification.
The course supports professional development. Upon course completion, delegates will need to take the CIRM F examination – a 60-minute, multiple-choice, ISO 17024-certificated exam set by IBITGQ.
For more information about IT Governance’s Incident Response Management Foundation training course, please visit the website, email or call +44 (0)845 070 1750.
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