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Digital Skills, Finance, AML & Compliance

ICTTF Certified Cyber Risk Specialist

Course details




€720 (plus VAT if applicable) (representing a 10% discount on the ICTTF standard fee). There will be a fee for the recertification exam or any resits required.

Course Overview

ICA have partnered with the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) to offer this introductory programme providing a uniquely comprehensive awareness of cyber risk management.

  • Get to grips with core cyber security issues and boost your understanding while cutting through the jargon
  • Enhance your confidence and capabilities in an area often dominated by IT and get the knowledge and skills to develop strategies and implement a cyber risk framework for your organisation
  • Become a “Certified Cyber Risk Specialist” in 90 days with a jointly awarded certification from the ICTTF and ICA.

Course Content

You will study this course online in your own time and at your own pace, and you have up to 90 days to complete it.

The syllabus assumes a non-technical student and covers a range of topics from identification of cyber risks through to cyber risk management options:

  • Understanding cyber risks and a little technology
  • Cyber strategy – the business case
  • Cyber risk quantification and metrics
  • Cyber leadership and culture
  • Cyber risk and the law
  • Cyber resilience and incident management
  • Third party cyber risk – vendors and remote workers
  • Putting it together: developing a cyber risk strategy.

You can download a copy of the course brochure here.

You will have 2 months access to all training materials and exams. The training material comprises rich interactive media such as videos, infographics and course notes and there will be opportunities for collaborative learning and networking via discussion forums.

This course is delivered by ICTTF who provide all course materials and student communications.

Course Benefits

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of core cyber risk issues and assumes no prior technical knowledge.


The course comprises 8 modules with an online exam at the end of each module. The pass score for each module is 80% and you have to obtain an average score of 80% or higher across all modules to be successfully certified. You can re-sit each of the module exams three times if required during your 90 day access.

Certification lasts for three years from the date awarded. From June 2023 a recertification exam will be available online at

Next Steps

Whilst the GTA facilitates the training for ICA/ICTTF qualifications, you need to enrol online directly with ICTTF. Scroll down when you reach this page and enter Guernsey when it asks ‘Where are you based?’ You can then follow the process to enrol.

€720 (plus VAT if applicable) (representing a 10% discount on the ICTTF standard fee). There will be a fee for the recertification exam or any resits required.

Course Tutor

  • Paul Dwyer

    Paul C Dyer – President of ICTTF – has been a certified industry professional by the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and selected for the IT Governance Expert Panel.

    Paul is an honorary fellow of the ICS Irish Computer Society, approved by the National Crime Faculty and the HTCN High Tech Crime Network.

    Paul has worked extensively around the world and his diverse career spans more than 25 years working with military, law enforcement and the commercial sector.

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