Information security awareness
Information security training to improve awareness and reduce risk
This course provides the basic understanding of information security needed for compliance purposes. It is designed for organisations that need to train their staff in information security.
Course author – George Harris (CEO and Senior Security Consultant)
*Course is available from £10.00 per person per year (Contact us for bulk purchases)
4 Modules - 26 lessons
Course provides an overview of information security and how this is applied to the workplace. Course content is available online, on any device and is supplied with a certificate upon completion.
The course content is designed to raise the awareness of employees in relation to reducing the information security risk in a typical modern digital workplace.
A key focus of the course is to ensure that all employees understand and know their obligations to ensure the safety of the organisations information.
Access to our mobile app
The training can be done on any device. We also have our own mobile app where users can enroll and access the training via their mobile phone and download their certificate.
Why do organisations have to provide this type of training?
Data protection legislation (e.g. the UK General Data Protection Regulation along with the Data Protection Act 2018) requires that an organisation does ‘everything in its power’ to ensure that data is kept safe. That said, there is an implied legal requirement to ensure that they train their employees in information security. Another key reason to train staff in the basics of information security is related to the insider threat. Most data breaches result from some form of action that is undertaken by an employee usually resulting from a basic lack of awareness.
Failure to train employees is considered negligent, especially if this results in any form of a data breach where the data protection regulator becomes involved.
Module 1 - Course introduction
This module introduces the concept of information security and how this is managed in terms of the physical security of the workplace and the technical security of the data.
Module 2 - Threats & vulnerabilities
Employees need to be aware of the typical threats that are present to the security of information and how their organisation may be vulnerable to these threats.
Module 3 - Improving security
This module focuses on the ways that employees can improve information security whilst in the office, working remotely or working from home.
Module 4 - Employee obligations
All employees need to understand that they have obligations to ensure that information is kept secure in their working environment.