Information Security Training Course

The security of client and internal information is critical for businesses. The consequences of information loss or theft 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.

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

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials, Global Compliance and GDPR Library.

Learning objectives

This course will help your employees to:

  • Understand why information security is critical to our business
  • Recognise the consequences of data breaches
  • Learn how and why information is classified
  • Exercise caution when using the internet, emails and other electronic communications
  • Comply with Company procedures in relation to network access, portable media and devices, and physical security
  • Know how and when to report actual or suspected data breaches

Latest course updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Full review conducted by an information security expert
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • 3 updated news stories to illustrate key information security issues
  • 6 updated activities & scenarios
  • Updated post-course assessment with 3 brand new questions added

Course Outline


Why is information security important?

- Consequences of information security breaches
- What do you think?

Our information security policy

- What information is covered?

Information lifecycle

- Information classification
- You decide: Classifying information

Email security

- Best practice for using emails
- What do you think?
- Scenario: Alana'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
- What are the risks of online meeting platforms?

Physical access

- Physical security measures
- What should you do?
- Scenario: Physical security

Preventing information security breaches

- Reporting breaches
- You decide: Report or not?
- Information security & the law




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 required.



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

Fast track

FastTrack Option

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.



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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