This course will provide a basic awareness of the principles of technical risk assessment, risk treatment and risk management. It is relevant to both HMG organisations and to supply chain companies delivering to HMG contracts.
The course is a second day for the Information Assurance Risk Management for HMG ’QAIARMHMG’ course and explains in greater depth how risk management, specifically IS1 & 2 can be conducted in government organisations.
It also links to the course ’Introduction to Accreditation’ which explains the role of the HMG accreditor in the risk management process.
This part of the course uses a scenario based approach with instructor led group and individual exercises to practice the risk management methodology.
The course objectives are:
The course emphasises that information risk management is part of overall business risk management. It explains the benefits of a common methodology and language for risk management but stresses that a rigid adoption of a process model is often not appropriate and that each aspect of risk management must be considered in the context of the business requirements and its appetite for risk.
This course is aimed at delegates with a basic knowledge of Information Assurance. Ideally, delegates should have some understanding of business risk management and security topics in general.
The course will benefit:
At the end of this course you will be able to understand:
This course is delivered in one day as a companion course for Information Assurance Risk Management for HMG (www.qa.com/QAIARMHMG) and is primarily focused on HMG IS1&2.
The course is intended for government organisations and supply chain companies that continue to use the risk management approach defined in the HMG Information Assurance Standard 1&2: Technical Supplement. This option is provided because organisations may wish to continue to use that approach, at least for the time being. This part of the course will give delegates an awareness of how the IS1&2 methodology can be used and will enable them to produce a risk management solution.
Risk Management Using HMG IS1&2
Module 1: Overview of HMG IS1&2
Module 2: Threat Sources
Module 3: Foci of Interest & Threat Actors
Module 4: Risk Assessment
Module 5: From Risk Assessment to Risk Treatment
Module 6: Risk Treatment
Module 7: Implementation and Assurance
Module 8: Residual Risk Management
Please note: Delegates who have not attended this compulsory pre-requisite course will be asked to leave the course without refund.
Students must have attended the QA pre-requisite one day ’Information Assurance Risk Management for HMG (www.qa.com/QAIARMHMG)’ course prior to attending this second day.
Students should also have general familiarity with HMG security policy.
Recommended pre-reading: The latest version of the Security Policy Framework
Recommended pre-reading for this course only – The Executive Summary to the IS1& 2 Technical Supplement: Technical Risk Assessment and Risk Treatment.