Essentials of Information Security Awareness Training

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Due to the ubiquity and familiarity of information technology in our everyday lives, we often do not consider the security risks that can be present. Whether in the workplace, at home, or in public, we are constantly surrounded by information technology and its associated risks.

This Essentials of Information Security Awareness training module will help to protect your organisation’s valuable information and technical infrastructure by educating your staff on the growing technology risks that they may encounter in the workplace and beyond. With potentially enormous costs involved in security breaches, it’s more important than ever to ensure that staff are educated and aware of information security risks.

What the course covers

The Essentials of Information Security Awareness course covers the following major subject areas:

  • What is meant by information security
  • Why information security is important
  • Consequences of security breaches
  • The importance of everybody playing their part
  • The risks associated with physical security
  • Developing security-conscious work habits
  • Reporting suspicions and security incidents
  • Security risks involving viruses, malware and phishing
  • Security risks when using email
  • Risks of using public networks or computers
  • Explanation of ‘social engineering’ attacks.

Course structure and delivery

This course is delivered as an online self-paced training module. The module consists of 39 screens of content followed by an assessment of randomised questions. Participants must answer all questions correctly in order to complete the course, and may review content and re-attempt the assessment until it has been passed. Most people will complete the course in 30 to 40 minutes. After completion, a personalised certificate can be printed.

Advanced course features

Our courses are designed with accessibility and convenience in mind. All courses feature:

  • 24 x 7 online availability from anywhere
  • Learners can complete course content over multiple sessions
  • Content can be viewed on computers, tablet devices and even mobile phones
  • Interactive exercises and variety of presentation styles increase engagement
  • Courses include optional audio narration for content and scenarios
  • Up-to-date real-world and hypothetical examples to illustrate concepts
  • Accessibility options such as dark mode and reader view for the visually impaired.

Additional unique tools and features

High quality, comprehensive and engaging content is not all there is to our unique course offerings. Our courses are supported by the flexible and powerful Online Compliance Learning Management System (OCLMS) platform. The platform also includes many unique administration features and customisation options that enable you to present a consistent and appealing experience.

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