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Information Security Management Course


This short course provides trainees with knowledge on the management action, which must address the implementation and maintenance of processes, procedures and other issues such as organizational culture. These processes and issues include the identification of information security needs and the implementation of strategies to meet those needs. International standards and guidelines, such as those from the OECD, ISO, ACM and IEEE, are discussed in the course.

This course includes executive briefings designed to present a distilled summary of vitally important information security topics like operating system security and security threat forecasts. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to ensure that managers charged with the responsibility for information security can make informed choices and decisions that will improve their organization's security.


5 days.


Managers, Chief Information Officers, system administrators, and anyone else who wants to be more acquainted with the field of information security management.


After completion of the course, delegates will have an understanding of:

  • Information security management, which can be approached from various perspectives;
  • Corporate governance, policies and pure management issues;
  • The human side of information security management, focusing on issues such as security culture, awareness, training, ethics and other human-related issues;
  • Software and hardware products;
  • The establishment of an information security architecture (ISA);
  • Information security architecture; and
  • Risk and the assessment of the current controls, as well as the alignment of controls to meet the requirements of the organization.
  • Establishing a minimum standard for IT security knowledge, skills, and abilities. In a nutshell, this course covers all of the non-operating system topics that are in SANS Security Essentials, though not to the same depth. The goal is to enable managers and auditors to speak the same language as system, security, and network administrators.
  • Establishing a minimum standard for IT management knowledge, skills and abilities. I keep running into managers that do not know TCP/IP, and that is okay; but then they do not know how to calculate total cost of ownership (TCO), leaving me quietly wondering what they do know.
  • Saving the up-and-coming generation of senior and rapidly advancing managers a world of pain by sharing the things we wish someone had shared with us. As the saying goes, it is okay to make mistakes, just make new ones.


The course covers the following topics:

Introduction to information security management

  • Corporate governance and policies
  • Security culture, awareness, training and ethics
  • Information security architecture

Managing the Enterprise, Planning, Network, and Physical Plant

  • Budget Awareness and Project Management
  • The Network Infrastructure; Computer and Network Addressing
  • IP Terminology and Concepts
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Physical Safety, Security & the Procurement Process

IP Concepts, attacks against the Enterprise and Defense-in-Depth

  • Attacks Against the Enterprise
  • Defense in Depth
  • Managing Security Policy
  • Access Control and Password Management

Secure Communications

  • Cryptography
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Steganography
  • Managing Privacy
  • Web Communications and Security
  • Operations Security, Defensive and Offensive Methods

The Value of Information

  • Managing Intellectual Property
  • Incident Handling Foundations
  • Information Warfare
  • Disaster Recovery/Contingency Planning
  • Managing Ethics
  • IT Risk Management

Management Practicum

  • The Mission
  • Globalization
  • IT Business and Program Growth
  • Security and Organizational Structure
  • The Total Cost of Ownership
  • Negotiations
  • Fraud
  • Legal Liability
  • Technical People


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises 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 Services (IRES) certificate.


The will be held at The IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 15th July 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.


This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organisation.To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organisation, call our team on

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.


Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 22-07-2019
Event End Date 26-07-2019
Cut off date 15-07-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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