Presentation Style: Tutor-led Classroom
Duration: 1 Day
Course Time: 09:30 - 16:30hrs
Course Location: Northampton
Cost: Closed groups of up to 12 delegates: £1,200.00 + VAT
How to book: Please use our contact form or call us 01604 655900


Data Security Awareness Training Course

Step into the critical realm of Data Security with our intensive training programme, tailored to spotlight the unseen vulnerabilities within an organisation. In today's digital age, while external threats loom large, the real challenge often lies within.

Here's what our course offers:

  • A deep dive into the intricacies of data breaches and their potential impact
  • Insight into how internal vulnerabilities, often unintentionally introduced by employees, can be the gateway for external threats
  • Hands-on exercises to identify and rectify potential security risks within an organisation's IT infrastructure
  • Strategies to foster a culture of security awareness and proactive protection among employees
  • Real-world case studies highlighting the consequences of data breaches and the importance of preventive measures

Remember, in the digital world, knowledge is power. Equip yourself and your team with the tools and awareness to be the first line of defence against data threats. 

Course Content

  • How to foster a culture in which everyone understands, respects, and keeps security top of mind
  • Security Breach Basics
  • Understanding the 1998 Data Protection Act
  • Why you should comply with the 1998 Data Protection Act
  • Checklist to comply with 1998 Data Protection Act
  • Understand how security threats put the employees, clients’ and organisation at risk
  • Understand how staff awareness is not just a component of a security strategy — it is the foundation
  • Adopting good practice when collating and storing sensitive client information
  • 10 practical ways to keep your IT systems safe and secure
  • Email Fraud
  • Good practices related to the use of email, software/applications, and the internet
  • What is Spear Phishing, Ransomware, malware, viruses, worms, spyware
  • Social Engineering (Psychological manipulation to gain confidential information)
  • Risk assessment - Hot spots / risk areas (for your company)
  • Data security implications of using external contractors and outsourced service providers
  • Protecting your mobile phone and other electronic devices
  • Putting security into practice – Game with specialised deck of cards
  • Case studies of security breach
  • Action plan on improving key security issues within your company 

Additional Information

  • Buffet lunch included and free parking (only for courses held at Paradise Training Centre)
  • Joining instructions will be sent prior to attending the course