Online course

Risk Management

Learn the fundamentals of IT risk management and the techniques used to mitigate threats to an organisation and its people.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 8 hours

Discover the practices behind identifying and combating security vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity – or a lack of – can have a critical impact on organisations, hence it is vital to identify and assess levels of risk.

In this course, we will explore digital security risk management frameworks and how to apply these in assessing levels of risk. We will also discuss organisational culture and its influence on risk management.

What topics will you cover?

  • Risk management and the cyber security domain
  • Risk management culture and leadership types
  • Risk assessment methodologies

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explain risk assessment strategies, including identifying and assessing level of risk
  • Apply IT risk management and techniques to mitigate threats to an organisation and its decision-making processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding and critical insight into organisational culture and its influence on risk management
  • Identify leadership styles that enhance cyber-aware cultures

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for anyone who is keen to gain greater insight in digital security risks and how to protect against them.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Anitha Chinnaswamy

Anitha Chinnaswamy

Anitha Chinnaswamy is an Assistant Professor at the Coventry Business School. As a Research Associate with CBiS, she is involved in teaching & research that pertains to data & information management.

Rob Milford

Rob Milford

I'm a lecturer in leadership for Coventry University. However, I specialise in collaborative working, in particular, the cyber infrastructures that enable collaborations to share information.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.