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Cyber Risk Supervision Online Course

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Session No.: OL 22.03

Location: Course conducted online

Date: May 24, 2022 - June 28, 2022 (4 weeks)

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    This course is targeted at financial sector supervisors who have no formal educational background in Information Technology or Cybersecurity. 

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have some experience in financial sector supervision but no particular background in information technology or cybersecurity. Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection and a Google Chrome web browser are essential.

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    Course Description

    As the reliance of the financial sector on Information Technology and the interconnectedness of systems continue to rise, cybersecurity has become a financial stability risk. Financial supervisors need to understand the nature of the risk, learn the essential concepts of cyber risk management, and acquire basic skills needed for effective regulation and supervision. To this end, the course will lay out the cyber risk landscape for financial institutions, core principles of sound risk management based on the understanding of IT architectures, and approaches to regulations and effective supervisory practices. Course developed with the financial support of the Financial Sector Stability Fund (FSSF) and the Government of Japan.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the cyber threat landscape 
    • Identify key drivers of cyber risk
    • Explain approaches to cyber risk management
    • Assess risk management practices
    • Understand the concepts in framing cyber risk regulations
    • Learn elements of cyber risk supervision
    • Identify key situations that require expert supervision
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