Cyber Security Training

Cyber Security Training is a central pillar in keeping your organisation safe from hackers and cyber attacks. It is an essential online course that helps protect the organisation’s information and customer data, secure IT systems and prevent data breaches.

Developed by qualified and experienced IT security professionals referencing The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) best practice and guidance, our in-depth Cyber Security Training helps employees understand their role in preventing cyber attacks and learn how security breaches occur. It ensures employees can recognise how malicious attacks can occur and the importance of reporting data breaches.

  • Essential cyber security training for managers, supervisors and employees developed by IT security professionals.
  • Learn about how malicious attacks occur, areas of vulnerability and how to control the risk of a cyber attack.
  • Spam and Phishing attacks and attempts and what to do.
  • Understand key security policies and legislation, along with the importance of reporting a data breach.
  • Online training course that is taken at your own pace and suitable for all levels of an organisation.
  • CPD Certified and SCORM Compliant training.

Why take this course?

All organisations are at risk of cyber attacks, and the impact can be costly – both financially and reputationally.

Almost half of UK businesses suffered a cyber security breach or attack during the past 12 months, rising to 68% of medium-sized firms and 75% of large enterprises, according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Cyber attacks cost UK firms £34bn each year, such as through lost revenue, operational interruption and intellectual property loss.

It is important that organisations actively manage information security risks and ensure they comply with relevant legislation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This legislation regulates how personal data is collected, stored and protected. Data breaches can result in significant fines.

The majority of cyber attacks or data breaches are due to users, employees, managers and executives not identifying the signs of attempted attacks or knowing what to do in the event of a cyber security incident.

Our Cyber Security Training course has been designed by security experts referencing government guidance for employees at all levels to use – helping control security risks, increase employee awareness and encourage safe cyber security behaviours.

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Who should take cyber security training?

Our Cyber Security Training course has been developed for all levels of employees in an organisation who operate information technology hardware and software. Anyone who has access to IT systems, customer or employee data, or digitally stored intellectual property can increase their knowledge with cyber security training.

You do not need any previous or specialist knowledge to undertake cyber security training.

Anyone can undergo cyber security training at all levels within an organisation, including directors, supervisors and managers, team leaders, admin and clerical employees. It is also suitable for new employees to increase cyber security awareness as part of their induction process.

Employees should ideally undergo regular cyber security training at least annually to ensure their knowledge and awareness is up-to-date.

Course aims and outcomes

The course will enable information technology users to appreciate the part they play in the security and safety of data, the systems and devices they use and the precautions that need to be taken.

At the end of the training trainees will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of their role in cyber security within the organisation’s policy and security system.
  • Understand how security breaches and cyber attacks can occur and the typical targets in the organisation relating to phishing.
  • Understand the main areas of vulnerability from malicious attacks on systems and acquisition of data.
  • Know how to protect and defend against cyber attacks.
  • Understand the importance of reporting a cyber incident or concerns regarding IT security.

Course duration

The course duration is 25-30 minutes and is completed online at your own pace.

Cyber Security Training course content

Our Cyber Security Training course comprises of six elements:

1. Introduction – Appreciate the types of cyber attack your organisation may face, the results of a successful cyber attack and the important role you play in cyber security and your organisation’s policy including ensuring security patches and updates are applied.

2. Phishing – Understand the nature of a phishing attack, targets and types of phishing attacks, how to spot one and how to avoid falling victim to ransomware.

3. Passwords – Learn the importance of strong, secure passwords for your accounts, best practice for securing passwords and distribution, how to create a suitable password and how to use multi-factor authentication.

4. Encryption – Learn how to protect sensitive data using encryption.

5. Device and System Security – Understand the risks of using devices, including laptops and smartphones, and discover how to protect portable devices both physically and when accessing wi-fi networks in the workplace or when working remotely or homeworking.

6. Reporting Cyber Incidents – Appreciate the importance to record and report cyber attacks and data security breaches.

Our Cyber Security Training awareness course includes summaries, interactive tools and exercises, and comprehensive tests to enhance your learning.

Cyber Security Training Certificate: you will be awarded a certificate on the successful completion of the course.

How is the course delivered?

Our Cyber Security Training course is delivered by web browser or computer network on a desktop PC, laptop and mobile device. The training course can be completed at the employees’ own pace by recording their progress and returning to the training at a later stage.

In delivering the training in this way, the normal costs of training are reduced whilst still achieving the desired awareness and compliance with the organisation’s obligations. At the end of the training, the employee will complete an assessment to ensure that they have familiarised themselves with the key aspects of the training.

This course is SCORM compliant for use in a learning management system (LMS).

SHINE – compliance record keeping made easy

The Praxis42 Digital Platform SHINE is our advanced eLearning management system and helps organisations deliver effective online learning for their employees.

A cost-effective tool for compliance record-keeping SHINE allows you to view and manage employee training records easily. Individual training certificates can be printed as proof of compliance for audits or visits from enforcing authorities.

SHINE includes a range of dedicated online learning tools.

  • Get real-time feedback on learning progress via the SHINE compliance dashboard.
  • Manage organisation-wide training with tracking, reporting and auditing across teams.
  • Deliver face-to-face training, webinars, training documents, enrolment and assessments – all in one place.
  • SHINE Assessment Tool – identify and communicate organisational risks and co-ordinate training and resolution efforts.
  • Build a comprehensive library of CPD Certified and IOSH Approved compliance courses suited to your organisation.
  • Bespoke learning for your employees – from course content and structure to awards and gamification.
  • Real-time, live support with our experts to help you get the best from SHINE.

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Technical Requirements

Please read our eLearning Technical Specification for information about the technical requirements of our courses.