Free Online Certificate: Information Risk Management - Texas A&M Engineering Extension

By Christopher Lotito

Cost: Free

What it is: Information Risk Management

What it teaches: This is an intermediate level course covering topics on information assets, identifying risks, and management processes highlighting best principles and practices. It will provide training on information risk-related tools and technologies (such as asset evaluation, business impact analysis, risk identification, risk quantification, risk response, security policies and compliance) for better understanding of potential threats and vulnerabilities in business online, and learning to adopt levels of security measures and best practices.

Why you should take it: As always, taking a few courses for professional development will show job recruiters (or your boss) initiative and a willingness to increase one's knowledge by keeping up with the times.  This Information Risk Management course can help to demonstrate that you are willing to be a Team Player, working to ensure that your company's information remains secure or even that you might make a strong addition as a Project Team Member for cyber-security projects.  This course will not replace a technical degree, law enforcement degree, technical certification, or project management education.

How to get it: All of TEEX's online cyber-security training is available at this URL --  -- You will need to register for the course, which is a lengthy web-form, but not onerous.  Note that you need not provide a social security number or payment method in order to register.

What you get: Certificate of Completion

Christopher Lotito is an MBA student, business consultant, author / journalist, and sometimes Wikipedian.  He's also looking for opportunities at the intersection of healthcare management and finance.  Past projects too numerous to list.  If all else fails, feel free to Google him profusely.  --

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