TechRisk Management - Foundation

Interactive risk management training for all experience levels

In this “information Age” organisations are dependent on Information Technology (IT). Advances in IT have enabled traditional businesses to deliver services in new ways, and completely new types of businesses to appear. So, while IT is a fundamental enabler of business in the 21st century, the accompanying opportunities and risks require managing.

This course will equip you with an understanding of both IT-enabled opportunity and risk, and help you guide your organisation toward optimising IT risks.

Who should attend?

KSA/UAE, Live Virtual
18 – 20 September 2023
(8 am to 4 pm AST/UTC+3h)

Vital Advisory’s TechRisk Management Foundation training allows you to learn about key IT risk management concepts in a simple and pragmatic way. Although aimed at Foundational level, the course includes methods and insights which will reward experienced risk, assurance, and compliance professionals as well.

The course includes a Foundation Certificate exam.

The first of its kind, Vital Advisory’s TechRisk Management Foundation training is designed to assist:

+ Business leaders and executives
+ IT executives and leaders
+ Enterprise Risk professionals
+ Internal Audit and compliance professionals
+ InfoSec professional interested in expanding TechRisk knowledge (i.e., beyond cyber risks)
+ Founders or Senior Leadership team of Technology Companies who are interested in growing their revenue and building brand reputation
+ Anyone intending to pursue a career in TechRisk Management

Learning outcomes

+ Understanding the key concepts in TechRisk Management
+ Introduction to opportunity and risk
+ Understanding capabilities and processes needed to manage TechRisks effectively
+ Preparing for the next level of TechRisk implementation or audit training

Course Content

Course Schedule
+ Online
+ 9am – 5pm

  • + Key concepts and Principles of TechRisk Management
    + How TechRisks differ from other types of Enterprise Risks, especially Cybersecurity Risks
    + Risk management and TechRisk management frameworks and approaches (including ISO 31000, COSO ERM, COBIT 2019, COBIT 5 for Risk, and ISO27001)
    + Introduction to risk culture and understanding it’s importance whilst managing TechRisks
    + Changing the narrative about and approach towards TechRisk Management

  • + Challenges with TechRisk Management
    + Drivers and benefits of managing TechRisk Management effectively
    + Understanding the business and its objectives in the context of TechRisk Management
    + TechRisk Myth Busters

  • + The Role of a TechRisk Management in an organisation
    + Expressing TechRisk assessment and acceptance criteria in business terms
    + Skills, knowledge, and competence requirements for TechRisk Management
    + Establishing effective risk governance – roles, responsibilities, and authorities (incl 3LOD)
    + The role and composition of a TechRisk Function
    + Integration of TechRisk Management with Enterprise Risk Management as well as Cybersecurity Risk Management

  • + Introduction to risk management processes
    + Identifying ‘key’ risk scenarios
    + Assessing risks
    + Evaluating and treating risks
    + Assigning risk and control ownership
    + Risk reporting and monitoring
    + Using a TechRisk Management Framework (TRMF) to manage TechRisk Capabilities and Processes

  • + 50-minute duration
    + 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ)
    + 60%+ score to pass (i.e., 30 or more correct answers required to pass from 50 available MCQ)
    + Paper-based closed book exam

For bookings or further information, call our Registration Desk on +61 410 379 407.

Training backed by experience

Our trainers have extensive experience in developing and delivering TechRisk Management capabilities with organisations of all sizes. They will facilitate interactive sessions during this training where participants are encouraged to discuss and explore their TechRisk management challenges and build potential solutions.

Our Trainers:


If you’d like to discuss our TechRisk Management Foundation training, please contact Vaishali Shah on +61 410 379 407‬.