Information Security Essentials

Enable staff to counter cyber security threats and protect sensitive information with our interactive elearning course

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  • CPD Certified

With so much important information now held in digital form, information security has become an issue that no organisation can afford to ignore. And the scale of the threat really can't be overstated: in a recent survey, more than 90% of organisations said that they'd suffered some form of cyber security incident in the previous year!

This is where our Information Security Essentials online training course can help. It's been designed to provide your staff with an understanding of the main cyber security threats and the practical things they can do to counter them. Using the course, you can help to ensure everyone in your organisation knows how to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information they work with.

Mandatory training can seem generic sometimes, but the feedback has been great from all staff completing the modules, at all levels. The case studies enable you to contextualise and put into practice what has been learnt. Cylix training makes a refreshing change from other elearning.

Dena WyattHead of Learning and Developmentlearndirect

Course contents

The Information Security Essentials online training course is made up of four bite-sized sections:

  1. What is information security?

    Explores the scale of the cyber security threat and the three core principles of information security: confidentiality, integrity and availability.

  2. Understanding the threats

    Looks at the three main forms of threat to information security: physical, electronic and social engineering.

  3. Protecting information

    Runs through the practical things staff can do to counter cyber security threats and comply with IT security policies.

  4. Test your knowledge

    Comprehensive mastery test to verify each user's knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course. On successfully passing the test, users can download a personal course completion certificate.

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Who’s using the course?

  • Arts Council England
  • Bryanston School
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • Dixons Carphone
  • Guide Dogs
  • learndirect
  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • NHBC
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Swansea University
  • Thirteen Group
  • University of Warwick