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Information Asset Management Training: All you need to know

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IAM course covering all you need to know.

Are you overwhelmed with the world of Information Asset Management (IAM) and not sure where to start, or what IAM actually is? Then this is the Information Asset Management training course for you. We will lead you through the information you are required to collect and how to collect it, how to deal with a senior management buy in and clarify the roles of the Information Asset Owner and Administrator.

IAM Course Overview

This one day course provides a basic overview of what information assets are, the roles, responsibilities and daily tasks of an Information Asset Owner/Administrator and how to manage working relationships with senior management and stakeholders.  We will guide you through how to develop and maintain an Information Asset Register, assess information risks, threats, hazards and how to mitigate them. Data Breach Management and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) are also topics that are included.

This course also covers Records Of Processing Act (ROPA), Information Risk, Data Flows and Information Audits, who does what and how it all fits together. 

At the end of this course you will have an excellent understanding of Information Asset management and be confident in how to implement this in your place of work. By attending this course you will have an understanding of what an information asset is, and the difference between owners and administrators. You will learn how to complete an IAR so you can easily implement in your area of work.

Who should attend?

Delegates for the day would include Information Asset Owners and Administrators, Information Governance leads and Managers, Information Managers, Senior Information Risk Owners (SIRO), or their deputies or anyone working in support of an information management role.

IAM Course Programme

9.15 - 9:30Refreshments and Registration
9.30 - 10:30Welcome, goals for the day
What do you know about Information Asset Management (IAM)?
Legal Framework word cloud (Including Data Protection Act 2018)
The accountability principle and Records of Processing activities (ROPA)
Information Management Key Words
10.30 - 11:15Video; What is an Information Asset.
Exercise: Information Asset Owners & Administrators roles and responsibilities.
Exercise: What are the daily tasks and key issues for the IAO and Information Asset Administrators;
Information Security, Contract Clauses, Policies and procedures, Disposal, Vulnerabilities
Exercise: Information Asset Register
What does an IAR Include?
Updating your IAR will enable you to
Analyze Information Asset?
Train your staff
11.15 - 11:30Refreshments
11.30 - 13:00Example of good and bad management information asset management and how to use it as a positive tool for change?
Discussion; How to conduct an Information Asset Audit
Exercise: What information are you looking for and how to ask questions to find information.
What different kind of records need protecting
Where will you find information
Who should you be talking to
Practical session; How to interview someone to find information.
Exercise: What am I?
Exercise: IAR Checklist
13.00 - 13:30Lunch
13.30 - 15:30Scenario: Data Flow Mapping
Exercise: Create your own Data Flow Map
Practical Session - Bigger picture and planning exercise
Scenario: Lets talk about Risk
GDPR Information risk management
How ‘hungry’ is your risk appetite?
Cyber security, Threats, Deliberate, System, Adequate controls
Adequate controls - Plan, Do, Check, Act
Scenario; Information Asset Risk Assessment
Business continuity
15.30 - 15:45Refreshments
15:45 - 16:30What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment?
Scenario: Data Protection Impact Assessment
Do you know when you get the DPO involved?
Scenario; Data Breach
You have become aware of a data breach, what should you do?
Potential Consequences
Adverse Effects on individuals
Failure to report
Check list
Build a Culture of Information management
Data Quality Cycle
IAM Course Dates

Virtual Training Wednesday 8th April 20203 places left
Virtual Training Thursday 28th May 20203 places left
GlasgowThursday 2nd July 2020Places Available
London Thursday 8th October 2020Places Available
Manchester Thursday 12th November 2020Places Available

Cost                    £375 + VAT per delegate (Lunch Provided)



  • Great trainer. Best course I've been on around Information Asset Management.
    Head of Information Governance Manager - Healthcare Provider
  • I'm so very glad I was able to join this course. The trainer was brilliant the way she was able to put things across put things into a new perspective for me.
    Guidelines Officer - Goverment

Want to know more about our Trainers?

Our Trainers are amazing, between us we have over 100 years of experience working in information Governance.

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If you did not find the course you are looking please contact us and we can discuss and design the right course for you. For a no obligation quote, email or call 07931566007 or 01206 807267


All prices include the attendance of 15 delegates, a course workbook, additional reading, slide handouts, an LTD delegate folder, a pen and a CPD certificate. If booked in advance, we offer a 4 week after care package.


Q & A

When will I be advised of the venue location?

Exact location are sent out via email, two weeks before the course, we would therefore advise you not to book accommodation until the venue is confirmed.

What happens if the course is cancelled?

We will always offer you another course date, to ensure you don’t miss out however, if you are unable to attend further dates, we will offer you a refund. See full terms and conditions.

Do you offer any course discounts?

Yes we offer a 10% discount if you book multiple people from the same organisation, at the same time.

Will I get a recognised qualification?

As part of our accreditation with the CPD accreditation group, you will receive 6 CPD points for each course attended.