22 May 2012: The International Compliance Association (ICA) announced the launch of a brand new qualification: the ICA Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security. This qualification is now being offered in association with the Jersey International Business School on Island.

Cybercrime 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 can help prevent cyber attacks. The ICA 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 these sophisticated crimes.

Mark Johnson, Executive Chairman of the Risk Management Group, who has assisted the 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. The course will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of cyber security: what motivates cyber criminals, what vulnerabilities they typically exploit, how risks manifest themselves in real life, their impact on organisations as well as on people, and what needs to be done to prevent or respond to technical attacks and exploits.”

A free briefing session is taking place on Thursday 28 June 2012 where anyone interested can find out more about this course as well as the ICA International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention, which now has a new syllabus.

Event: Briefing session covering ICA Advanced Certificate in Cyber Security & ICA International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention
Venue: Jersey International Business School, 12/13 Caledonia Place,The Weighbridge
Date & Time: 28 June 2012, 10am-11am
Pekka Dare, Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Prevention at International Compliance Training (ICA’s training provider) said,
“There is an increasing demand for professional qualifications in the realms of financial crime prevention and related disciplines. It reflects the growing threats faced by firms today and the requirement for knowledgeable skilled professionals in this area. ICA qualifications meet this need admirably as they are both academic and vocational. ICT works with ICA to ensure that the course content reflects the rapidly changing environment and equips practitioners with a tool-kit they can rely on”.

To book your place at the Briefing Session contact Gemma Renfrey at Jersey International Business School on 01534 816338 or email gemmarenfrey@jerseyibs.com