Information Security Training Course

The security of client and internal information is absolutely critical for businesses, and the consequences of information being lost or stolen are severe.

The loss or theft of commercially sensitive information may lead to lost revenues, damage to reputation, reduced consumer trust, and even affect a company's survival.

Failure to respect information security may lead to disciplinary measures, fines and even criminal prosecution under various laws (including the Computer Misuse Act and the GDPR).

Our Information Security Training Course helps employees understand information classification, data security, network security, access control to your offices, and prevent information loss or theft.

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Information Security Training Course

Learning Objectives

This course will help your employees to:

  • Understand why information security is critical to every business
  • Learn how and why information is classified
  • Exercise caution when using electronic communications
  • Comply with company network access, portable media, device and physical security procedures
  • Learn how and when to report actual or suspected data breaches
  • Recognise the consequences of data breaches

New in 2021

Full design review conducted by an information security expert.

  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment

Course Outline

Introduction

The Importance of Information Security

- What is information security?
- What are the consequences of breaches?
- What do you think?

Information Security Policy

- What information is covered?
- Information life cycle
- Information classification
- You make the call: Classifying information

Email Security

- Best practice for using emails
- What do you think?
- Scenario: Alan's email

Information Security on the Move

- Best practice for securing information 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 Information Security Breaches

Reporting Breaches

- You make the call: Report or not?
- Information security and the law

Summary

Affirmation

Assessment

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Course Specifications

Structure

Structure

Approximately 35-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.

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Audience

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

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Design

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

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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.

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Compatibility

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.

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Tailoring

Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS..

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Translation

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

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Localisation

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