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    Data Security for GDPR Compliance

    Course Overview

    Under the GDPR, the security of personal data is absolutely critical for our business, and the consequences of information being lost or stolen are severe. Learn what steps you should take to keep your systems, network and personal data secure.

    This course teaches about personal data, data and network security, and access control to your office. It examines what data security means in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and what employees should do to prevent information loss or theft of personal data.

    Learning Objectives

    • Why data security is critical to your business
    • Correct use of email and the internet
    • Network access procedures
    • Correct use of portable media and portable devices
    • Physical security procedures
    • Reporting actual or suspected data breaches
    • The consequences of employees getting it wrong!

    Free Trial: GDPR Compliance Courses

    Our GDPR Compliance library gives you the full set of courses that you need to ensure that all your staff, across different functions, are aware of the rules relevant to their activities and have undertaken practical training on how apply the rules. Take a free trial to experience these courses yourself.

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    Course contents

    • The importance of data security
    • What is data security?
    • What are the consequences of breaches?
    • What do you think?
    • Our Data Protection Policy
    • What information is covered?
    • Information life cycle
    • Information classification
    • Email security
    • Best practice for using emails
    • Scenario: Alan's email
    • Data security on the move
    • Best practice for securing personal data when travelling
    • Scenario: On vacation
    • Scenario: Corinna's trip
    • Using portable media
    • Portable media: What should you do?
    • Scenario: Using portable media
    • Network access
    • Access control: What should you do?
    • Scenario: Jonathan's new job
    • Password policy
    • Password policy guidelines
    • Scenario: Mark's event
    • Best practice for accessing the internet
    • Scenario: The suspected hack
    • Physical access
    • Physical security measures
    • What should you do?
    • Scenario: Physical security
    • Preventing personal data breaches
    • Reporting breaches
    • You make the call: Report or not?
    • Data security and the law


    Duration Approximately 30 minutes
    Audience Suitable for all staff - includes examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels and best practice do's and don'ts for managers
    Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
    Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
    Assessment Ten-question assessment
    Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment
    iExpress Supplementary four-minute iExpress interactive video provided to create awareness and interest about the topic
    Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
    Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
    Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
    Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
    Localisation Based on EU legislation


    We offer several off-the-shelf subscription options for you to train your staff using this course and others in this library. Alternatively, you may purchase a perpetual licence to this course and tailor it completely to fit in with your business or go for something totally bespoke that we build for you ground up. Visit our pricing page for more details on all these options.

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