Cyber Risk Course

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Cyber risk has become an increasingly important part of the business landscape that relies on digital technologies to deliver products and services.

With new threats and trends in cyberattacks emerging constantly, all employees need to understand what's expected of them in terms of cyber risk management.

Our Cyber Risk course provides an overview of the changing cyber risk landscape, recent cyber trends and what regulators expect.

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Cyber Risk

About this Course

Available as part of our Risk Management Library.

Learning objectives

  • Appreciate why cyber risk awareness is imperative for our Company
  • Recognise the sources of and emerging trends in cyber risk and the threats we may face
  • Identify key regulations, as well as our duties and obligations in relation to cyber risk management
  • Ensure adequate due diligence and oversight of managed service providers (MSPs) and third parties to mitigate cyber risk
  • Put good governance and testing practices in place to limit our exposure to cyber risk

Course Contents


- Learning objectives
- How to complete this course

What is cyber risk?

- In numbers: The scale of the issue

The importance of cyber risk for firms

- You decide: The importance of cyber risk

Types of cyberattacks

- Emerging threats

In the news

- Cyberattacks by state-sponsored actors
- Rise in remote & hybrid working
- Supply chain & third-party attacks
- Cloud software & service providers
- Regulations: Cloud software & service providers
- Scenario: The third-party cyber breach

Insiders & employee negligence

Complying with data protection regulations

The NCSC's principles & guidance on managing cyber risk

- Objective A: Managing security risk
- Objective B: Protecting against cyberattacks
- Objective C: Detecting cybersecurity events
- Objective D: Minimising the impact of cybersecurity incidents
- The Cyber Assessment Framework in practice
- Reporting incidents

Operational resilience

- You decide: Operational resilience
- Deeper dive: Key elements of an operational resilience framework




Course Specifications



Approximately 45-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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