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Cyber Security Awareness and The Essentials of GDPR Training Pack

CPD Certified
Cyber Security and GDPR
An Introduction to Cyber Security online training course
An Introduction to Cyber Security online training course
The essentials of GDPR

Learn the skills you need to keep your organisation safe against cyber security threats and become GDPR compliant. Learn how to protect against every day risks, whilst also learning the data protection principles included in the GDPR.

The Essentials of GDPR and Cyber Security Awareness training pack offers two courses which will give learners the skills and knowledge to be safe online and what new regulations will affect them surrounding storing and handling data. Both these courses cover topics which are becoming much more important issues for all businesses.

  • Package of two courses
  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive courses with colourful animations
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Complete in 2-4 hours
  • Instant digital certificates on completion

Why take this Essentials of GDPR and Cyber Security Awareness training?

Cyber security and GDPR have become very important topics for businesses, upon completion of this training learners will have a good knowledge of how to work safely whilst online, and prevent online fraud or data breaches. By combining this understanding of cyber security, learners will be able to better understand the impacts GDPR may have on their business and how they should be handling and storing data.

This GDPR compliance training course was designed for data processors and compliance officers, or those who handle or are responsible for personal data. Upon completion of this course, learners will fully understand the key changes from the Data Protection Act 1998 to the EU GDPR, will be able to understand what is meant by the term “data”, as well as the different types of data they might come across in the role. Learners will be able to recognise the six principles of the GDPR and what they each mean, will know the rights of data subjects and the control they have over their information, and how to safely handle sensitive data.

Upon completion of this training, learners will have an understanding of how to create perfect passwords, virus vigilance and how to stay safe from digital threats, the importance of keeping a clear desk and screen for data protection and how fraudsters can trick you into giving out your username or passwords in a virtual net.

Learners will also be able to recognise how they can take steps to protect their premises and how they can store and dispose of personal information to prevent against identity theft. Learners will also understand what we mean by the term ‘SPAM’, the dangers of using CC in emailing, how to print securely, and how to browse the internet safely.

E-learning modules

The essentials of GDPR

  • What is a data controller?
  • Data processing
  • Data subject
  • Data protection principles
  • Good practice
  • Data security
  • The data breach
  • Systems
  • Subject access request
  • Data subject rights
  • Accountability and governance
  • Investigating breaches

Cyber Security Awareness

  • The risk to cyber security
  • An everyday risk
  • Facing everyday risks
  • Possible harm
  • Real life examples
  • Cyber security risk
  • When it goes wrong
  • Reducing risk
  • Finding your cyber security policy
  • About risk management
  • About shortcuts
  • Why have a risk management regime
  • Your action plan

Training outcomes

Having completed this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the key changes from the DPA to the GDPR
  • Understand what data is, and the different types of data
  • Recognise the six principles of GDPR
  • Safely handle sensitive data and understand the rights of data subjects
  • Know the role of the information commissioner
  • 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 a suspicious incident
  • Understand the levels of access to data and your restrictions within these
  • Implement best practice cyber security guidance into your work, as set out by industry standards and your organisations policies


These courses have been certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Target Audience

This training pack is aimed at those involved in the handling of people’s information as part of their day to day role. It aims to provide an introduction to the GDPR, its principles and process and roles and responsibilities under the Regulation and also helps protects you or your employees against cyber criminals.


The Essentials of GDPR and Cyber Security Awareness will each take approximately one to two hours to complete, depending on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material.

Test and Certificate

The end of both of these courses have a test which consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

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

You can download and print your digital certificates immediately upon completion.

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.


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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