Cyber Security Awareness Training Course
This Cyber Security Awareness training course covers a range of different topics when it comes to being vigilant with computer security. With the rapid growth of new software and technologies, it is becoming easier for cyberattacks to be carried out; even on systems that previously may have seemed securely protected can suddenly become vulnerable. Businesses that have had their networks, control systems, devices, programs, etc., attacked have experienced severe losses. These losses can include reputation, money, loss of turnover.
The internet, smartphones and computers play a vital part in modern life. Therefore, it is essential that systems are protected from potential cyber-attacks or data theft. We are all responsible for ensuring that we are keeping information and systems as safe as possible.
Training staff in how to keep their systems protected is an important step in preventing cyber criminals from infiltrating systems, stealing data or personal information or infecting systems with malware.
- Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
- Accredited by CPD
- Certificate on successful completion
- Course duration: 45 minutes
- Unlimited resits at no cost
Who is this Online Cyber Security Awareness Training for?
This course is ideal for all who need to use the internet as part of their job, whether that is via a computer, laptop, tablet or other devices. This awareness course is ideal in providing knowledge on how to look out for phishing emails or signs that their system has been infected with malware.
Cyber Security Awareness Training Certification
Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Cyber Security Awareness Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.
Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.
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The aim of this Cyber Security course is to provide essential awareness of cyber security threats and how to input safety measures to ensure that systems are protected. It looks at the risks and consequences of malware infections and what individuals can do to prevent these infections from happening, and how to keep private information and data safe, such as being aware of phishing emails and following their organisations’ policies and procedures.
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
- Identify what cybercrime and cyber-attacks are
- Identify the importance of computer security
- List some security systems
- Identify the risks of cyber attacks
- List what may be included in an organisation’s cybersecurity policies and procedures
- Identify the role of an IT department
- Identify the meaning of ‘phishing emails’ and some signs of spam email
- List some employee responsibilities
- List some precautionary measures to take when using portable hardware
- List some tips on password security
- Identify the risks of sharing large files via a cloud
- List some precautionary measures on sharing emails or files that include private and confidential information
- Identify the signs of a malware-infected computer
- List some steps to take if your computer has been infected
Training Course Content
This course is made up of the following modules:
An Introduction to Cyber Security
This section introduces the learner to the course and looks at how cyberattacks can cause a detrimental loss to all victims involved, such as businesses, organisations or even individuals.
Module 1 - Cybercrime Risks
This section of the course concentrates on the specific risks and dangers cybercrime can have on an organisation or business. It looks at the different dangers of attacks and how implemented safeguarding measures, such as software, can help to reduce the likelihood of these attacks from happening.
Module 2 - Responsibilities, Policies and Procedures
This section of the course covers the different responsibilities you hold as an internet user and the policies and procedures that may be in place regarding cyber security within your business or organisation. It also looks at the role of the IT department and how they can help in keeping systems safe and running smoothly.
Module 3 - Cyber Security Safeguarding Measures
This final section will cover different safeguarding measures that can be practised to help workers become vigilant against data theft and cyber-attacks. This includes how to create a strong password and keep it secure, sharing files safely, being aware of phishing emails and how to spot if your computer or device has been infected with malware.
On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.
The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.
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