Presentation Style: Tutor-led Classroom
Duration: 1 Day
Course Time: 09:30 - 16:30hrs
Course Location: Northampton
Cost: Public Courses: £250 + VAT per delegate, £225 each + VAT for two delegates on the same day (call for group discounts)
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This Data Security training programme is a bespoke programme to teach employees the risk of possible data breach. Although attacks on data originate from external sources, the vulnerabilities exist internally. In fact, employees themselves are most often responsible for introducing a threat into an IT infrastructure or an organisation.

Consider a Symantec (Norton Security Software) report from 2016 that revealed the number of spear-phishing attacks directed at employees increased by 55 percent. (Spear phishing is an e-mail spoofing fraud attempt that targets a specific organisation, seeking unauthorised access to confidential data).

Course Content

  • How to foster a culture in which everyone understands, respects, and keeps security top of mind
  • Security Breach Basics
  • Understanding the 1998 Data Protection Act
  • Why you should comply with the 1998 Data Protection Act
  • Checklist to comply with 1998 Data Protection Act
  • Understand how security threats put the employees, clients’ and organisation at risk
  • Understand how staff awareness is not just a component of a security strategy — it is the foundation
  • Adopting good practice when collating and storing sensitive client information
  • 10 practical ways to keep your IT systems safe and secure
  • Email Fraud
  • Good practices related to the use of email, software/applications, and the internet
  • What is Spear Phishing, Ransomware, malware, viruses, worms, spyware
  • Social Engineering (Psychological manipulation to gain confidential information)
  • Risk assessment - Hot spots / risk areas (for your company)
  • Data security implications of using external contractors and outsourced service providers
  • Protecting your mobile phone and other electronic devices
  • Putting security into practice – Game with specialised deck of cards
  • Case studies of security breach
  • Action plan on improving key security issues within your companyWhat makes a person difficult?
  • Recognising what difficult behaviour is
  • How, by understanding behaviour, we can modify other people’s style

Additional Information

  • Buffet lunch included and free parking (only for courses held at Paradise Training Centre)
  • Joining instructions will be sent prior to attending the course