Cybersecurity and Risk Management for Public Sector Organisations

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What this Seminar will Cover

With ever evolving technologies, moving to new information systems and a move to remote and hybrid working, the cybersecurity threat landscape is growing and increasing and can create a highly negative impact on organisations.

A cyber attack is an intentional and malicious effort on a company or organisation to breach their information systems and obtain information for financial gain or sabotage. As well as the threat of these outside influences, unintentional human error can also play a part in a cybersecurity breach by downloading malware, clicking on an attachment or failing to use a strong password.

This two hour seminar will outline how organisations can educate their employees to make them aware of these threats and will discuss basic protections and risk management processes to ensure organisations are ready to deal with fraud and security breaches when and if they occur.

It will also outline how public sector organisations can improve their security defences and what considerations should be taken into account if a breach occurs, including creating a Risk Management Lifecycle for damage limitation.


Learning Outcomes

Delegates will gain an insight into how vulnerable an organisation can be to outside threats to security and will learn how to recognise and be aware of the below

– Invoice redirection

– Domain spoofing

– Phishing emails

– Phone scams purporting to be from a genuine source


They will also learn to be aware of ‘human error’ mistakes that can be one of the main unintentional causes of a breach in organisational security.



Who Should Attend

This programme will be of high interest to all public sector organisations and departments across the board who can benefit from guidelines on how to improve IT processes, security operations and risk following on from the largely publicised HSE ransomware attack.

Corporate Board Members, Chief Information Officers and anyone responsible for systems and processes should attend as well as lower-level officers who will benefit from knowing what risks are involved that can lead to a breach in security.




Your course trainer


Paschal Walsh is a Corporate Investigator and Trainer with an extensive background of achievement in Financial Crime Investigation and Training. Having spent 15 years attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau where he led many major investigations, he was a member of the working group set up to develop a Detective Fraud Course across the various Garda Divisions in all aspects of Financial Crime, from initial investigation, data gathering and analysis, interviewing and report writing. Paschal then spent three and a half years in the private sector where he worked as a Senior Manager, Special Investigations Unit (Europe) investigating internal and external allegations of fraudulent activity against the company and its many stakeholders. He has also lectured to various departments and subsidiaries across the enterprise of such topics Fraud Awareness, Risk & Compliance and Risk Assessment. Since 2017 Paschal has been involved with Public Affairs Ireland lecturing (Classroom and Virtually) as part of both the Grant Management and Regulatory Investigations Courses.



Full Course Details

Title: Cybersecurity: Education and Awareness for Public Sector Organisations
Date: Wednesday, November 16th 2022
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
CPD: 3 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery
: Online
Fee: €175


Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.



Multiple Delegate Discount

3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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Improving Cybersecurity Risk for Public Sector Organisations and Regulating Fraud

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