May 6-7,2024
03:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Gulf Standard Time)
5:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Standard Time - USA)
11:00 AM – 06:30 AM (Green wich Mean Time)

Training Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Highlight the strategic drivers for IT Governance, Audit and Risk.
  • Demonstrate the role of IT Governance, Audit & Risk in delivering value to the enterprise.
  • Highlight the impact of digital transformation initiatives on IT Governance, Audit & Risk Management functions in the enterprise.
  • Equip IT Audit and Risk Management professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to add value to the enterprise in the face of tremendous change.
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Instructor of this course

Bernard Wanyama

Founder & Managing Director of SYNTECH Associates Ltd
Instructor: Cyber Security, IT Audit, IT Risk Management
APMG Accredited Trainer for CISA & CISM Courses
Cyber Security Expert

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15 CPE Hours

Audit and risk management professionals are required to provide assurance over complex, inter-connected information systems and processes in a fluid, environment of change - be it compliance requirements, disruption or digital transformation. 

This course will provide the strategic approach and knowledge necessary for IT Audit and Risk Management Professionals to thrive and add value to their organizations as they deal with evolving risks and emerging technologies.

Participants who complete the course will get an opportunity to:

  • Frame the role of IT Governance, Audit and Risk Management in supporting enterprises and industries that are undergoing rapid change and digital transformation.
  • Understand IT audit and assurance standards, guidelines and frameworks.
  • Understand how to plan and perform a risk-based IT audit.
  • Understand IT Risk Management Principles.
  • Discuss risk, audit and control issues around emerging technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, robotic process automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Understand how to cultivate an atmosphere of shared responsibility for risk management across the enterprise.
  • Review case studies of major cyber security breaches to learn lessons for audit and risk functions.
  • 15 CPE hours.

C-Level Executives:

  • Chief IT Auditors, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Audit Executives, etc.

Directors, Heads, Partners, Managers, Oficcers & coordinators of:

  • IT Audit
  • IT Risk
  • IT Security Audit
  • Audit
  • Risk
  • Cyber security & Information Security.
  • Privacy


  • Group discussions focused on real-world case studies
  • Online Quizzes
  • Individual assignments
  • Using brainstorming techniques, images, graphics and video clips for quality learning
  • Feedback discussion of the previous day activities

Course Fee $500/Participant


Day 1 - Monday 06 May, 2024
Opening Session (10:50 To 11:00)

Opening Remarks  & Introduction

Session One (11:00 To 13:00)

IT Governance

  • Understand IT Governance
  • How Digital Transformation is Impacting Governance
  • Understand audit’s role in supporting IT Governance
  • Develop and analyze a risk management program
  • Identify Information Security roles and responsibilities

IT Governance Frameworks: the case of COBIT 2019
IT Resource Planning & Optimization
IT Benefits Realization

Quiz & Break
Session Two (13:20 To 15:20 )

IT Audit and Assurance Standards

  • IT Audit Framework
  • External Standards & Frameworks
  • Privacy & Regulatory Compliance

IT Systems Development Life Cycle

  • Identify and determine controls around a project management plan
  • Understand traditional and modern SDLC approaches to business application development
  • DevOps and DevSecOps
  • Continuous Development & Continuous Integration (CI/CD)
  • Understand key risks and controls relevant to application development
Quiz & Lunch Break
Session Three ( 16:10 To 18:10)

IT General Controls: Logical Security

  • Identity and Access Management
  • User Behaviour Analytics
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Multi Factor Authentication

IT General Controls: Resiliency

  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
  • Disaster Recovery (DR)
  • Cyber Resilency
  • End of Day Group Interactive Discussion
  • 30 mins Take-Home Exercise
Closing Remarks
Day 2 - Tuesday 07 May, 2024
Recap of Day 1 (10:50 To 11:00)

Recap of Day 1

Session One (11:00 To 13:00)

IT Risk Management

  • Overview of Enterprise Risk Management
  • Principles of IT Risk Management
  • Frameworks & Standards
  • Develop and analyze a risk management program
  • Responsibilities and Accountability for IT Risk

IT Risk Identification

  • Collect event data, monitor risk and report exposures and opportunities
  • Understand organizational risks and how to mitigate them to provide assurance

IT Risk Assessment

  • Develop a risk assessment process and related mitigation strategies
  • Develop an audit or internal assessment plan

Risk Response and Mitigation

  • Risk Response Strategies
  • A consultative approach to developing effective risk response
  • Selection of appropriate, effective controls
Quiz & Break
Session Two (13:20 To 15:20)

“Planning and Executing a Risk - based IT General Controls Review” for a typical enterprise.
The following tasks will be carried out:

  • Perform a Risk Assessment
  • Determining the Audit Scope
  • Testing IT General Controls

Cloud & Virtualized Infrastructure Walkthrough

  • Amazon: AWS
  • Google: GCP
  • Controls: Governance & IAM
  • AWS Cloud Audit Certification
Quiz & Lunch Break
Session Three ( 16:10 To 18:10)

Continuation of “Planning and Executing a Risk‐based IT General Controls Review”
The following tasks will be carried out:

  • Testing cybersecurity controls on a sample web application and Active Directory using technical tools such as Nmap, Metasploit and Mimikatz
  • Documenting findings

API – Walkthrough against the OWASP API Security Top 10
End of Day Group Interactive Discussion

Closing Remarks
Course Program
Day 1 Day 1 Day 1
02:50 PM - 03:00 PM04:50 AM - 05:00 AM10:50 AM - 11:00 AMRegistration & Introduction
Day 1-2Day 1-2Day 1-2
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM04:50 AM - 05:00 AM11:00 AM - 01:00 PMSession One
05:00 PM - 05:20 PM05:00 AM - 07:00 AM01:00 PM - 01:20 PMQuiz & Break
05:20 PM - 07:20 PM07:00 AM - 07:20 AM01:20 PM - 03:20 PMSession Two
07:20 PM - 08:10 PM09:20 AM - 10:10 AM03:20 PM - 04:10 PMQuiz & Lunch Break
08:10 PM - 10:10 PM10:10 AM - 12:10 PM04:10 PM - 06:10 PMSession Three
10:10 PM - 10:30 PM12:10 PM - 12:30 PM06:10 PM - 06:30 PMClosing Remarks