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An Introduction to Cyber Security online training course

Cybercrime is a modern threat which is continuously on the rise, so ensuring that your staff complete cyber security training will help to protect your business and data more effectively.

It is imperative that all managers and leaders have a sound understanding of how cyber security works and their role in preventing disruptive cyber-related incidents.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Complete in approximately 3 hours
  • Interactive course with high-quality animations
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificates on completion
Description

Overview

With cybercrime being a common threat in the modern business world, it is important that all organisations are prepared for any incidents and threats to their data protection and technical infrastructure. Upon completion of this course bundle, learners will be able to reduce everyday risks and understand the possible harm that can be caused by cybercrime.

You will gain a working understanding of the statistics and information around cyber security, including the different types of malicious software, and learn how to take a proactive approach to resolving issues. Leaders and managers will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to maintain system security, the most efficient ways to protect devices, and the role of social media in cyber security.

Completing this course bundle will help employees and managers to understand and carry out the necessary requirements to protect themselves from cyber attacks, and implement cyber security policies and procedures company-wide.

Training outcomes

Cyber Security Awareness

  • Identify the risks associated with cyber activity.
  • Explain how to protect your network from attack using anti-malware defences.
  • State the process for responding to a cyberattack or suspicious incident.
  • Understand the levels of access to data and your restrictions within these.
  • Identify additional security measures required for working from home or remote locations.
  • Explain the risks associated with the use of removable media and how to maintain their security.
  • Implement best practice cyber security guidance into your work, as set out by industry standards and your organisation’s policies.
  • Identify the weak points in your network and devices, and therefore where you need to action changes.

Cyber Security for Leaders

  • Understand how you can personally help to keep cyber safe.
  • Understand how to ensure that your organisation keeps functioning and thriving.
  • Understand the implications of the Awareness of Cyber Security suite and how you can best be prepared for issues that may arise.
  • Deliver the best leadership to your team and those completing the Awareness of Cyber Security suite.
  • Consider what your organisation’s policies are and reach out to colleagues, demonstrating that you fully understand your responsibilities.

Accreditation

The Cyber Security Awareness course and Cyber Security for Leaders course have both been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Duration

Together, the courses usually take between 2-3 hours to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Cyber Security Awareness takes approximately 1-2 hours, and Cyber Security for Leaders takes 1 hour. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.

Target audience

This cyber security course bundle is aimed at employees who use devices to store data or connect to the internet in their day-to-day role, and for anyone in management or leadership within an organisation.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

Each end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test six times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.

Discounts

Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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