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90 Days Online Access
24/7 Access to All Training Material

4-5 Hours Per Week
Self Paced Entirely Online

Online Academy
Delivered Entirely Online

CPE / CPD Points
Approved by Various Bodies

Continual Module Related Exams

€800 (plus VAT total €984)
*Grant Price: €590

Next Course Starts March
Learning Modules Every Thursday


*If you are employed in Ireland, you may be eligible for a subsidy for this course.

The CCRS in 2 Mins

The CCRS – Certified Cyber Risk Specialist course equips students with a comprehensive understanding of cyber risk management. The syllabus assumes a non-technical student and covers a range of topics from identification of cyber risks through to risk management options. The course has been designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and confidence they require in order to protect the digital assets of their organisation and support the efforts of or lead the implementation of a cyber risk framework. 

The CCRS (Certified Cyber Risk Specialist) course and certification is completely aligned with the CCRO (Certified Cyber Risk Officer) syllabus. The main difference is in relation to the format. There are no live ILT (Instructor Led Training) sessions or assignments on the CCRS course. Students learn at their own pace over a 90 day period and complete online exams at the end of each module. 

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Jennifer O’Brien
Lead in Group Internal Audit, Bank of Ireland

Dr Vince Hughes
Director, Crime Stoppers International
Stephen McCormack 
Head of IT, Maxol
Audrey Barrett
Data Protection Officer, SIPTU
Bridget Dervish
"Thank you for creating the self-paced CCRS course. It provided me with a deeper understanding of cyber risks and framework for establishing an appropriate cyber strategy. Mr. Dwyer is an excellent tutor and I especially appreciated all of the real world examples that were provided to give additional perspective. The key term definitions at the back of each module were helpful in understanding the IT jargon as was the case study. I will be recommending the course to my colleagues."
Bridget Dervish
Manager of Operational Due Diligence - State Board of Administration of Florida
John Concannon
"Excellent course that covers a broad view of cyber security, putting everything in context for me as a security professional and helping me get key information across to my board."
John Concannon
ICT Security Officer - Valuation Office
Arron McLoughlin
"The course was detailed, engaging and the use of real life examples/scenarios mixed with discussion of current issues made for interesting and thought provoking learning. Delivery of the material was great - Paul explained everything clearly and ensured that people with little understanding and experience of cyber security could pick up the important key aspects very quickly. A wide range of topics was explored and everything linked together to provide an overall understanding of cyber risk management. The main concepts were reinforced throughout the course and visuals/graphics were provided regularly which helped me retain the information. Overall, I was impressed by this online course and gained useful knowledge and understanding of managing cyber risk – really enjoyable and interesting content."
Arron McLoughlin
Scheme Assurance Manager - Nest Corporation
Lynn-Marie Denyer
"The course was engaging and the supporting materials were invaluable in pulling it all together. The pace of the course was just right and Paul's presenting style makes even the "dry" bits of the course interesting."
Lynn-Marie Denyer
Compliance Manager - Hurricane Energy plc
Jomarie Thompson
"This course was very comprehensive and the knowledge and insight it provided is beyond invaluable. I would personally recommend that any IT professional, C-Suite, Head of Security and individuals with risk management and other related responsibilities invest in this course."
Jomarie Thompson
IT Manager - Colina Financial Advisors lts
Kerry Barber
"Excellent course, very informative and materials which provide a good foundation for implementing cyber risk awareness and frameworks into a business "
Kerry Barber
Head of Compliance Risk - Barbon Insurance Group Limited



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