Information Security Management

We all know that Information Security is one of the most important considerations a business has when deciding whether to go online and conduct business over the Internet. However, GCI recognises that there is much confusion in the market today over which professional certificates security professionals and IT professionals should attain. There is also much confusion over the various accrediting bodies, skills frameworks and how these all relate to each other.

In Australia, there were no local certifications bodies operating in the Information Security field until now. By partnering with one of the world's most respected Information Security training companies, InfoSec Skills GCI has now launched two certificates in the information security field that have been missing from the market.

Foundation Certificate in Information Security


Firstly, the Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) course is designed to provide the foundation of knowledge necessary for individuals who have IT or information security responsibilities as part of their day-to-day role, or who are thinking of moving into an information security function. Every member of IT staff should have this knowledge. If your IT staff do not know what a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is or do not understand the significance of Risk Assessments then it may be time to baseline all your IT staff with this course.

The FCIS course introduces the concept of and disciplines within Information Assurance and how this can contribute to and form part of the overall business strategy for an organisation. It provides the opportunity for those exploring or moving into information security roles to enhance or refresh their knowledge and, in the process, gain a recognised industry qualification, regulated by the Global Certification Institute (GCI). This is useful to both the individual and employer in terms of attesting to the level of professional ability an individual has attained.

Based upon international standards and industry best practice, this course provides a great foundation for anyone starting a career in Information/Cyber Security or who are taking on extra Information Security responsibilities. 11.5 hours of condensed knowledge + a 1 hour exam proves your understanding of the top four disciplines of Information Assurance.

The InfoSec Skills FCIS course primes the student with all the knowledge needed to sit the Global Certification Institute (GCI) Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) examination.

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Solution Architecture Security Practitioner


It is rare for todays’ IT systems to have no security facilities within them. Many organisations, or projects, cannot afford to have an assigned security architect. Yet many solutions or technical architects do not have a good understanding of Information Assurance (IA). This means that many systems are being designed and built that do not mitigate many of the current and emerging threats from today’s interconnected IT world. The Solution Architecture Security Practitioner (SASP) course is targeted at Solution Architects wishing to know how to design secure systems and gain the knowledge of how to architect into a system a wide range of security controls.

Why should you attend?

This is the first course of its kind that covers the essential knowledge and skills needed to design, build and implement secure systems.

Who should attend?

  • Solution or Technical Architects who wish to build security into their projects.
  • Security professionals wanting to gain an appreciation of the technical and business aspects of their profession, or move into a more senior architecture role.


There are no formal entry requirements for candidates taking the Solution Architecture Security Practitioner (SASP) examination. However, candidates should have some technical project management, solution or technical architect experience.

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