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Information Asset owners are the gateway to excellent data protection, data quality and secure information sharing for police forces, local government and many other public sector bodies.

Benefits of training Information Asset Owners

It is vital to train Information Asset Owners (IAOs) because they are responsible for managing and protecting the organization’s critical information assets. These individuals are typically in leadership positions within an organization, such as department heads or executives, and they have the responsibility to ensure that the information under their care is secure and used appropriately. IAOs need to be trained in various areas, such as information security best practices, data protection and regulations, risk management, and incident response procedures. Without proper training, information asset owners may not be able to identify potential risks or vulnerabilities within their information systems and may not know how to respond appropriately to security incidents.

Key IAO areas include:

Protecting sensitive information: Information asset owners are responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets. Without proper training, they may not be able to identify potential risks and implement appropriate safeguards to protect sensitive information.

Compliance requirements: Many organizations are required to comply with industry regulations and legal requirements that mandate the protection of sensitive information. Proper training helps information asset owners understand these requirements and implement the necessary controls to comply with them.

Incident response: Information asset owners play a critical role in incident response. They need to know how to respond to security incidents, including identifying and containing the incident, preserving evidence, and reporting the incident to the appropriate parties.

Improved security posture: By properly training information asset owners, organizations can improve their overall security posture. This includes reducing the risk of security incidents and ensuring that sensitive information is protected at all times.

Cost savings: Properly trained information asset owners can help organizations avoid the costs associated with security incidents, such as data breaches, fines, and lawsuits.

Effective training with Advent IM can help information asset owners understand their roles and responsibilities, as well as the potential consequences of not properly safeguarding sensitive information. It can also help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to implement appropriate security measures and respond to security incidents in a timely and effective manner.

If your organisation has a Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) who has gone through Advent IM training, make sure the IAOs have the same thorough grounding in their role, with the same focus on usability, by contacting us today and enrolling them at the appropriate level. We cater for all levels of experience and can even help set up and prepare for IAO. Visit our IAO Education Journey page for details or email

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