Introduction to Information Security for Auditors

ACI Learning
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3 days
1,600 USD
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Course description

Introduction to Information Security for Auditors

This course is designed to give those new to information security auditing a basic understanding of information security key concepts, players, and components. Participants will learn how the information security function aligns with the organizations business and strategic objectives. Additionally, the course will highlight methods to provide assurance in the information security space and the critical importance of communication. This course will provide the foundational knowledge auditors need to perform information security governance audits and perform basic assessments of information security operations.

  • Recognize the components of information security within an organization.
  • Identify the basic areas of information security management.
  • Discover an appreciation of key areas of information security that will prepare you to be able to dive deeper into the technical side of information security.
  • Discover the skills and knowledge needed to provide assurance in the information security space.
  • Identify what effective communication looks like in the information security space from the boardroom to the internal audit department.

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In light of COVID-19, this provider is now delivering some or all of their courses online. Contact them for more information!

Who should attend?

Professionals across all businesses and sectors with 0-4 years of experience who need to know more about Information Security; Financial, Operational, Business Application Internal and External Auditors and Risk Managers.


This course is geared to individuals with a little or no general familiarity and working knowledge of information security issues. An understanding of technology and other forms of information risk management and security would be useful but are not essential. Members of IT Audit, Information Security, Quality Assurance, and/or Information Technology disciplines would find the course a useful refresher or conduit for furthering their interest in the subject.

Training content

  • The Security Umbrella Overview Security, Risk Management, and Asset Security
  • Information Security Management Basics Key Elements of Information Security Management
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities Security Incident Management
  • Information Security Policy Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures
  • Information Security Risk Management Introduction to IT Risk Management
  • Assurance Assurance Basics: Controls and Countermeasures
  • Security Considerations User and Software Support
  • Cryptography Uses of Cryptography
  • Communication Board

Course delivery details

This course is available through AuditProTV — a subscription-based, on-demand learning platform. As a subscriber, you will have access to an &'all you can watch' library of courses that are built in alignment with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) standards.

Bring this course to your organization at your convenience. ACI Learning can deliver this instructor-led course for your team at a chosen location or virtually. Alternatively, choose the topic(s) you need and ACI will craft a training solution to keep your team future-proof.

Certification / Credits

NASBA Certified CPE: 24 Credits Auditing

Information Security Certificate

What You'll learn

You will learn about information security governance, key concepts, common attack methods, monitoring security of third parties, incidence response, and ways to secure the network architecture including tools, products, and best practices.

About ACI

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Average rating 4.3

Based on 3 reviews.

Thomas G.
For the time allotment, the content should be shorter, non duplicative in some areas.
William J.
The teacher was very knowledgeable. My only recommendation would be that so much time wouldn't be spent on stories. There were times I felt like I learned more about her experiences and opinions rather than the materials on the slide decks. In one way it kept the class interesting but then on the other hand I felt like it took longer time...
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The instructor was great and used a lot of real-world examples.
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