IT Courses - Cyber Security 101

Venue: Broomfield Hall
Hours: 7.00
Cost (£): 400.00

Course Overview

A data breach can have a big impact on customer perceptions of a business. Handled well, the impact can be minimised, handled badly and it could lead to bankruptcy. This course provides a brief overview of cyber security threats, simple counter-measures that the layperson can adopt to protect their business and best practices that can be utilised for IT systems on a day-to-day basis.
You will improve your awareness of the types of threats to your business, gain a better understanding of terminology relating to cyber security, learn simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of a cyber security incident and develop action plans to increase levels of cyber protection.

Course Content

• Introduction
• The cyber security threats for your business
• How to create and manage strong passwords
• Two-factor authentication
• Virus and malware – what they are and how to protect against them
• The importance of software updates
• Protecting against phishing, social engineering and other malicious attacks
• Securing your mobile devices
• Device configurations – making them more secure
• Access controls to protect your data
• Virtual Private Networks and how they can be used
• Overview of other technology and more advanced techniques you can take as the next steps
• What to do if you do have a data breach
• Just do it – make an action plan for your business
Benefits for the indivudual
• Greater awareness of simple strategies to protect against cyber attacks
• Capacity to change behaviour within the business that could lead to a data breach and reputational damage
Benefits for the organisation
• Cheap and easy methods to protect a business from a costly cyber attack
• The start of a cyber security strategy on which to build
• Prevention of data breaches
• Knowledge of what to do in the event of a data breach
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