ProQual Level 2 Award in Cyber Security Awareness for Business Course in Islamabad || Registration Open

ProQual Level 2 Award in Cyber Security Awareness for Business Course in Islamabad || Registration Open

Registration Open= +92-3315999937, +92- 3215056755 (WhatsApp Only)

Introduction

This qualification is appropriate for individuals employed in all levels of an organisation

across any sector in which ICT systems are used as part of the business. Topics include the

principles of cyber security, threats to organisational security, safe ICT use and the

importance of implementing cyber security policies.

The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the

regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The

specification for these qualifications has been approved by the Welsh Government for use

by centres in Wales.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an

initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the

assessment.

Qualification Profile

Qualification title ProQual Level 2 Award in Cyber Security Awareness for

Business

Ofqual qualification number 601/8257/X

Level 2

Total Qualification Time 10 hours

Assessment

Pass or fail

Internally assessed and verified by centre staff

External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Qualification start date 1/1/16

Qualification end date

Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete the 2 Mandatory units.

M/507/9765 Understanding cyber security risks to business

T/507/9766 Understanding the effective implementation of cyber security policies for

business

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Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please

complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.

Staff

Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and occupationally

competent.

Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance

For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and

one internal verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific occupational area. Assessors

and internal verifiers for competence-based units or qualifications will normally need to

hold appropriate assessor or verifier qualifications, such as:

 ProQual Level 3 Certificate in Teaching, Training and Assessing

 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment

 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement

 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices

 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and

Practices

Support for Candidates

Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:

 enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning

outcomes and assessment criteria;

 provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;

 provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to

authenticate evidence

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Assessment

Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and competence described in the unit.

Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against

the standards set in the qualification.

Assessment guidance is included to assure consistency.

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of

all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include: – assignments/projects/reports

– worksheets

– portfolio of evidence

– record of oral and/or written questioning

– candidate test papers

Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to

do.

Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning

outcome has been achieved.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this qualification can be found from page 7

onwards.

Internal Quality Assurance

An internal quality assurance verifier confirms that assessment decisions made in centres

are made by competent and qualified assessors, that they are the result of sound and fair

assessment practice and that they are recorded accurately and appropriately.

Adjustments to Assessment

Adjustments to standard assessment arrangements are made on the individual needs of

candidates. ProQual’s Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Special Consideration Policy sets

out the steps to follow when implementing reasonable adjustments and special

considerations and the service that ProQual provides for some of these arrangements.

Centres should contact ProQual for further information or queries about the contents of the

policy.

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Results Enquiries and Appeals

All enquiries relating to assessment or other decisions should be dealt with by centres, with

reference to ProQual’s Enquiries and Appeals Procedures.

Certification

Candidates who demonstrate achievement of the qualification will be awarded a certificate

giving the full qualification title –

ProQual Level 2 Award in Cyber Security Awareness for Business

Claiming certificates

Centres may claim certificates for candidates who have been registered with ProQual and

who have successfully achieved the required number of credits for a qualification. All

certificates will be issued to the centre for successful candidates.

Replacement certificates

If a replacement certificate is required a request must be made to ProQual in writing.

Replacement certificates are labelled as such and are only provided when the claim has

been authenticated. Refer to the Fee Schedule for details of charges for replacement

certificates.

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Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

M/507/9765 Understanding cyber security risks to business

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

  1. Understand the principles of Cyber Security

within an organisation.

1.1 Identify the principles of cyber security for

a business environment.

1.2 Identify the purpose of cyber security

awareness within a business environment.

  1. Understand the cyber threats to

organisational and personal security.

2.1 Identify the following current and

emerging cyber threat actors, to include:

– State-sponsored (APT)

– Individual (lone actor)

– Hackers and Hacktivists

– Cyber Terrorist

– Cyber Criminal / Organised Crime

– Organisational (business)

– Insiders (intentional and

unintentional)

2.2 Summarise current and emerging cyber

threat motivations and drivers, to include:

– Supporting National Objectives

– Financial Reward

– Improve Personal Technical Skills

– Support Political/Ideological Goals

– Supporting Business Objectives

2.3 Summarise current and emerging cyber

threat tactics, techniques and procedures,

to include:

– Social Engineering

– Malicious Software (Malware)

– Network Attack / Intrusion

– Local Physical Access

– Supply Chain Corruption

2.4 Identify current and emerging cyber threat

targets within an organisational and

personal setting, to include:

– Administrator (privileged access)

– Social / Professional Network accounts

– Financial Accounts

– Customer Credentials

– User / Employee Accounts

– Storage Devices and Removable Media

– Internet (websites, web apps)

– Network (includes WiFi, routers etc)

– Communication Information Systems

(CIS)

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

  1. Understand how to identify cyber risks

specific to your organisational role or

business area.

3.1 Identify processes used to identify cyber

risks to an organisation.

3.2 Explain the importance of remaining cyber

security aware in business.

3.3 Summarise processes used to ensure

organisational cyber security.

  1. Understand the principles of access control

and management.

4.1 State the purpose of access control.

4.2 Define the principles of access control.

  1. Understand the importance of cyber

incident response, disaster recovery and

business continuity.

5.1 Define cyber incident response

5.2 Define disaster recovery

5.3 Define business continuity in a cyber

context.

5.4 Identify effective approaches to cyber

incident response.

  1. Understanding the safe usage of social and

professional networks within an

organisation.

6.1 Identify and explain risks associated with

social media use in a business

environment.

6.2 Identify examples of negative social and

professional networking site use within a

business environment.

6.3 Identify examples of positive social media

use within a business environment.

6.4 Identify actions that can be taken to

reduce the risk of exploitation via social

and professional networking sites.

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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T/507/9766 Understanding the effective implementation of cyber security

policies for business

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

  1. Understand the legislation associated with

information assurance and cyber security

within an organisation.

1.1 Identify the key legislation relevant to

cyber security in a business environment.

1.2 Explain the importance of effective cyber

security policies to ensure compliance

with key legislation.

  1. Understand how to provide guidance and

obtain resources to ensure an effective

cyber awareness strategy.

2.1 Identify appropriate sources of guidance

for cyber security policy.

2.2 Identify sources of information to ensure

currency with cyber security issues.

  1. Know how to select and use appropriate

security methods to safeguard systems and

data.

3.1 Summarise security methods that can be

used to safeguard systems.

3.2 Explain specific security methods to

protect against cyber threats.

  1. Understand the importance of cyber

security policy compliance at all levels of an

organisation.

4.1 Summarise the need for an organisational

approach to cyber security.

4.2 Identify the key content of an effective

cyber security policy.

4.3 Summarise the responsibilities for

ensuring effective communication of cyber

security information and policies within

your area of responsibility.

4.3 Identify potential issues with noncompliance of cyber security policy at

departmental and individual levels.

  1. Understand how to effectively report and

mitigate against further cyber attacks.

5.1 Summarise the processes that should be

taken following a cyber incident.

  1. Understand how to ensure effective

compliance with organisational acceptable

usage policies within area of responsibility.

6.1 Identify the key features of an acceptable

usage policy to include:

– Removable media policies

– Home and mobile working

6.2 Explain how these policies are

implemented effectively.

 

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