Overview

Of ever increasing importance to the financial services sector, cybercrime and cyber-enabled crimes are becoming one of the main categories of criminal act encountered in the sector. In fact, the City of London Police report that more than a quarter of all financial crimes they now investigate include an important...

Of ever increasing importance to the financial services sector, cybercrime and cyber-enabled crimes are becoming one of the main categories of criminal act encountered in the sector. In fact, the City of London Police report that more than a quarter of all financial crimes they now investigate include an important cyber component.

The Chartered Institute for Securities Investment (CISI)’s Managing Cyber Security qualification has been developed by established international specialists and focuses, in non-technical terms, on explaining to the lay person how cybercrimes are carried out, the necessary control frameworks regulated firms need to implement and the relevant laws, regulations and best practice guidance to which they should adhere. The qualification is broken down into chapters:

  • The Background and Nature of Information Security Cybercrime
  • The Legislative Environment
  • The Public-Private Interface
  • Cybercrime and the Financial Services Industry
  • Combating Cybercrime
  • Trends in Economic Crime Compliance

Who is this for?

The syllabus is primarily intended for non-technical and managerial audiences and is suitable for professionals working within the financial services industry including Compliance officers and Money Laundering Reporting officers, those involved in operational risk management, audit or IT audit, regulation, law enforcement, trade and commerce and individuals from bi-lateral development institutions and civil society organisations.

Chapter 1 - The Background and Nature of Information Security Cybercrime

  • Definitions
  • Distinctions
  • Fundamental issues
  • Technical cybercrime attacks
  • The human element
  • Revision questions

Chapter 2 - The Legislative Environment

  • Legal concepts
  • UK legislation
  • Relevant foreign legislation
  • Revision questions

Chapter 3 – The Public-Private Interface

  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Standards and best practice
  • Cyber-security and the financial services industry
  • Revision questions

Chapter 4 - Cybercrime and the Financial Services Industry

  • Recognising the threat
  • Types of Threat Actor
  • Known vulnerabilities
  • Cybercrime detection
  • Revision questions

Chapter 5 - Combating Cybercrime

  • Proactive governance
  • Risk management
  • Stress testing
  • Incident response
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • Revision questions

Chapter 6 - Trends in Economic Crime Compliance

  • Emerging threats
  • Ethical issues
  • Revision questions