Essentials of Information Security

Essentials of Information Security Training

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 online compliance 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 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
  • The importance of following policies
  • Reporting suspicions and security incidents
  • Security risks involving viruses and malware
  • 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 40 screens of content followed by an assessment of 8 randomised questions. Participants must answer all questions correctly in order to complete the course, and may review content and reattempt the assessment until it has been passed. Most people will complete the course in 30-40 minutes. After completion, a personalised certificate can be printed.

About our Essentials series of courses

MCQ International offers a Comprehensive series and an Essentials series of courses. The Essentials series is ideal for general staff who require compliance training without investing too much time. Essentials courses can usually be completed in around 30 minutes, while our Comprehensive courses may take up to 120 minutes. For personnel who require a higher level of training (e.g. supervisors or at-risk groups) the Comprehensive series may be more suitable.

Additional unique tools and features

MCQ International’s compliance courses are supported by the flexible and powerful Ensignia® OCLMS platform. The course content also includes many unique features and customisation options that no other vendor can match.


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