ASTA Certificate in Information Protection

ASTA Security Academy
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Course description

ASTA Certificate in Information Protection

Information Security training has been a necessary part of organisations and business since they began. The need to protect information, data, brand reputation, the workforce, profits and trade secrets has been daily activity the value of which is often only recognised when something goes wrong. Every organisation or business will have some information protection measures in place, with most security protective measures being so normal that they are a simple part of our everyday lives. Being protective about plans, salaries, employee data, medical information and trade secrets are just such examples.

The explosion of social media has brought us to an age where there is a plethora of personal, private and business information available with just a few clicks of a mouse.

Therefore Information Protection needs to be ever-changing, to adapt to changing threats, to changing needs and to our ever-changing world. Information Protection must continue to modernise to maintain its value and effectiveness. Those employed to advise on Information Protection need to keep up-to-date too. Qualifying through this programme is an excellent way to be a Modern Information Protection Professional and provides a perfect pathway to further Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for those that wish to embark within a professional career as a security manager or you fall into the following categories:

  • Gain a higher qualification in the subject of security management
  • Those that wish to go onto a Degree or Master programme at university
  • Combine with Physical Security and Security Management qualifications
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Interest purposes

Outcome / Qualification etc.

ISMTA/ASTA Certified

This Information Security training course has been designed for anyone wishing to gain a leading qualification in the subject of Information Security. If you already work in a security environment protecting information or are new to the sector this course will enable you to become a recognised Information Protection Professional.

What you will be taught

This course will provide the most up-to-date knowledge and a complete understanding of Modern Information Protection and will greatly enhance your career opportunities within the security industry, whether you are a newcomer to security operations or an existing professional who wishes to enhance their professional development. The course consists of 8 Units with a minimum of 150 guided learning hours in total. It covers an understanding of what Modern Information Protection management entails, the main ways in which protecting information supports an organisation, how it addresses risk, current and emerging threats and the concept of modern information protection convergence.

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Modern Information Protection for Business

Modern Information Protection for Business is designed to show how Modern Information Protection should be integrated within Business. There is an ever-increasing need today to understand the role and capabilities of a Modern Information Protection Professional and how Information Protection can best support the Business or Client.

Unit 2: Threats of Today and Tomorrow

With the increase in the media of threats to personal information this Unit looks at the Threats of Today and Tomorrow and covers current and emerging threats to Information Protection and their potential impact on Business or personnel.

Unit 3: What is Information Protection?

This Unit describes the terms of ISO 27001, and Information Governance and looks at the extensive measures available for reducing Information Protection risks, such as personal and business information loss, or compromise.

Unit 4: Information Protection and Risk Mitigation

Information Protection and Risk Mitigation introduces the Information Risk Assessment methodology and how to reduce information security compromise and Information Protection loss through the implementation of Information Protection measures.

Unit 5: Information Protection and convergence

Information Protection and convergence (working with other security functions) introduces the modern approach of Information Protection Convergence, which is essential for the effective and efficient mitigation of Information Protection risks in the complex world of today.

Unit 6: Information Protection and Incident Management

Information Protection and Incident Management introduces the role of Information Protection measures when a breach of security, an incident, or crisis occurs and additional Information Protection measures are required.

Unit 7: Information Protection being Modern

Information Protection can be modern and innovative and this Unit introduces cutting-edge ideas and measures to reduce Information Protection risk and assist Businesses to be more successful.

Unit 8: Research Management and Dissertation

This final Unit will explain how to conduct Primary and Secondary research and the basic principles of Harvard style referencing in order to complete the final report. You will also complete a final essay on what you have learnt on this course.

Course delivery details

E-learning (150 learning hours)

This recognised qualification course provides over 150 hours of taught content and will enable you to apply your new knowledge and qualification as a Modern Information Protection Professional.


  • Full E-Learning Course - £480.00
  • Single Unit (4 X Payments Required) - £120.00

Pay as you learn!

Spread the cost with interest-free instalments. Purchase this course in units instead of paying for the full course upfront. Upon completing a unit, you purchase the next when you are ready to do so.

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ISMTA/ASTA Security Academy

ISMTA/ASTA  focuses on subjects of study that have a practical use in today’s world, we focus on security, risk and cyber related training. We make it simple for you to gain professional certification with a library of courses which can...

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Britannia House
Van Road Business Park
CF83 3GG Caerphilly

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