Cyber Security Course

This Online Cyber Security course explains the risks to information security that Employees may encounter when online, and how to guard against them.

27 Lessons
Online Assessment
1 Hour

What you'll learn

Understand what is meant by cyber security and who is at risk from security threats.

Be aware of the different types of cyber attacks that organisations and individuals may experience.

Understand the internal and external threats to information security and how to manage the organisational vulnerabilities to these threats.

Know how to improve information security.

Understand the cyber security measures that you should have in place and what action you must take if confidential information is lost or stolen.

This course covers

Cyber Security Basics
  • Why security is important
  • Terminology explained
  • Multi-layer security and you
Web Protection
  • Malicious sites – what to look for
  • Spyware
  • Software updates (patching) and why it’s important
Device Security
  • Securing your own device
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) 
  • What to do if your device goes missing
Real World Examples
  • Hong Kong electoral office
  • Anthem Healthcare Insurance
  • Australian Immigration Department
  • US Government’s Personnel Management Agency
  • Swedish Transport Agency
  • NHS Ransomware attack
  • LinkedIn Password hack
Passwords
  • Importance of Password Security
  • 20 most common passwords – is yours on the list?
  • Examples of how passwords get cracked
  • Methods to create secure passwords
  • How to use a password manager
Email Protection
  • Malicious emails
  • Phishing
  • Being aware of attachments and links
Best practices for Remote Working
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Backing up your data
  • Security Checklist

Course Detail

Online Delivery

Fully online course with no time limits. Multiple online assessment attempts allowed.

Expert Trainer

Course and Assessment created and approved by a QQI Level 6 Fully Certified Expert Trainer.

Certificate Expiry

Course and Assessment should be completed every 2 years as per industry best practice.

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