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IIM introduces GIMC certification to tackle information breeches

By Laju Iren

THE Institute of Information Management, IIM-Africa, has introduced a unique General Information Management Competence Certification (GIMC-Certification) programme aimed at raising the awareness among stakeholders and employees in various organizations to tackle information breeches.

Speaking on the development, IIM-Africa President, Dr. Oyedokun Oyewole, said that information, in whatever form, is a valuable asset to any organisation whether public or private; as it is the basis on which strategic decisions are made and daily tasks are performed. Management executives, employees, customers and other stakeholders all rely on that information being timely, reliable, accurate and complete.

Dr. Oyewole said, “It’s no surprise to see insider threats as the biggest risk to information management and security as employees will always be the one thing that cannot be controlled. Employees and other information users within any organisation constitute one of the greatest threats to information security, as they are closest to the organizational data and information.

They do not necessarily have to be malicious to put a company at risk due to the fact that they may not understand the possible risks and consequences associated with their actions”.


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