New Cyber Security Qualification Launched To Help Financial Services Professionals Combat Cyber Crime

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The International Compliance Association 'Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security' has been developed to equip risk, compliance, anti money laundering and fraud prevention professionals with the knowledge they need to combat cyber crime at their firm.

Cyber security training for AML, compliance and fraud prevention staff

Cyber security training is vital for AML, compliance and fraud prevention staff

This course will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of cyber security: what motivates cyber criminals, what vulnerabilities they typically exploit, and what needs to be done to prevent or respond to technical attacks and exploits

Cyber crime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world and has surpassed illegal drug trafficking as a criminal money maker, costing businesses millions of pounds each year. Enhanced security precautions and increased awareness of the issues through a programme such as the Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security can help prevent cyber attacks.

The Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security is the first of its kind aimed specifically at financial services professionals who need some knowledge in this area.

Mark Johnson, Executive Chairman of the Risk Management Group, who has assisted ICA in the development of the course had this to say:

“Cyber Security is a top priority for business, governments and individuals worldwide yet few of us actually have more than the most rudimentary understanding of cyber threats and how to prevent them. This new qualification offers a best first step towards redressing this imbalance and will teach you the fundamentals of cyber security."

Pekka Dare, Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Prevention at the International Complance Association added:

“There is an increasing demand for professional qualifications in fraud prevention and related disciplines. This reflects the growing threats faced by firms today and their requirement for knowledgeable, skilled professionals to counter these threats. ICA qualifications meet this need admirably as they are both academic and vocational. The cyber security course content reflects the rapidly changing environment and equips financial services practitioners with a tool-kit they can rely on.”

The qualification is available worldwide however ICA is hosting some free briefing sessions in the UK where you can find out more about the new course:

  •     Jersey, 28 June, 10am-11am
  •     Guernsey, 28 June, 2pm-3pm
  •     London, 13 Sept, 10am-12.30pm
  •     Live webinar, 20 Sept, 12pm-1pm

Attendance is free, register online at , email ict(at)int-comp(dot)com or call 0121 362 7501.

The International Compliance Association is the leading provider of certificated accredited professional qualifications in anti-money laundering, financial crime prevention and compliance worldwide. Over 10,000 people have successfully completed ICA’s internationally recognised qualifications around the world and these programmes have consequently become a benchmark of professionalism and excellence.

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