Data Governance and Cyber Security

Start Dates: TBC

Duration: 12 week programme

Location: Virtual

Full Fee: €695

Network Members Fee: €500 Book Now

Programme overview

The Data Governance and Cybersecurity course has been developed to bridge the knowledge gap surrounding security and data governance. The data governance aspects of this course recognise the transformational impact of regulation and compliance on the industry as noted in the International Financial Services (IFS) Ireland 2020 Vision Document (

Learning outcomes:

This course module tailors T-shaped graduates, i.e., those that comprehend
foundational elements of FinTech in conjunction with the security risks,
security measures, and information practices needed for the successful
implementation of real-world problems.

Upon the completion of the Data Governance and Cybersecurity, graduates
will be able to:

  • Illustrate the key data lifecycle stages and reliance on these for
    effective information governance in real-world settings.
  • Explain in detail a broad range of core policy and legal aspects in data
    governance and compliance for financial applications.
  • Describe the requirements to ensure confidentiality, integrity and
    availability of information and systems.
  • Debate the key concepts of risk management and information
    technology resilience.
  • Describe the key threats to information systems and data processing

Who is the course for?

This course is relevant to individuals interested in understanding the laws and
regulations that impact the data life cycle management. The security and
privacy risks involved in managing financial data, and the security measures
that may be taken to mitigate risks in real-world situations.


Cybersecurity Concepts
• Protection of key assets including prioritization of people, processes
and technology
• Key components of a cyber security programme

Data Lifecycle Management
• Key stages and components of Data Lifecycle Management
• Regulatory & Privacy Components (including Data Protection Act)
• Policies & Enforcement
• Data Classification
• Information Governance Reporting

Data Policy
• Irish and EU dimensions

Legal Aspects
• Contract Law
• e-Commerce Law
• Data Protection Law
• Contemporary Legal Issues of Virtual Currencies, Blockchain, Financial
Services and their Regulation (e.g. RegTech), FinTech Tax

Risk Assessment & Risk Management
• Key Risks Management Components (e.g., ability to assess and
measure risks)
• Risk Mitigation Techniques (e.g., reduce / mitigate, transfer, accept,
• Cost Benefit Analysis

Threats to Information & Data Processing Services
• Understand the threat landscape
• Typical Attack Methods and Threat Actors / Vectors
• Impact of cyber-attacks and data breaches
• Executive interactions and reporting

Information Security and Risk Management
• Litigation and e-Discovery
• Cyber Risk management, cyber-criminal law
• Insurance and Cyber insurance
• Fraud detection

Trainer Profile

National College of Ireland (NCI), through its two schools, the School of Computing and the School of Business, offers over 80 full-time and part-time programmes at levels 6-10 of the National Framework of Qualifications with almost 6,000 students served from its IFSC, campus and online.
NCI’s programmes are internationally recognised and accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) which ensures that NCI’s programmes are informed by the most current practices in quality assurance and delivered to the highest standards of academic integrity.
Their School of Computing is one of the largest in the country and is a global hub of excellence for teaching and research in the area of Computing, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Cloud, Web Technologies, Mobile Technologies and Fintech.