Cyber Security & Privacy Essentials — GCHQ Certified Training

Level: Foundation

The quantity and complexity of cyber-attacks on organizations is increasing. As part of any on-going security framework, security awareness at all levels within the organisation is key. Cyber security is no longer just an IT security issue. For any organisation the first line of defence must be information security awareness training. The Cyber Fundamentals training will provide essential knowledge, understanding and a solid foundation allowing participants to drive information security awareness across the business

Key Features of this Training

  • GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) course
  • Successful completion of the end of course exam will gain you an independent APMG-International GCT certification award

You Will Learn How To

  • Understand the business impacts of cyber breached and real-world cyberattacks
  • Reduce business risk exposure and actually reduce costs while increasing overall security posture
  • Generate money and business opportunities from good information security practices
  • Identify the Protection, Defence and Response areas you need to focus on
  • Identify the top 10 Cyber threats
  • Understand the impact of the Internet of Things, social media and mobile smart computing
  • Recognise the real threat in your organisation and how you can address it
  • Understand the latest regulations including the new EU Data Privacy Laws and why you need to comply or face significant fines

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Important Course Information

  • GCHQ Certified Training and Exam Information

    • This is a GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) course. GCHQ Certified Training has been recognised for excellence by a UK Government developed cyber security scheme. GCT is part of the UK Government’s initiative to address the shortage of skilled cyber security professionals. The GCT scheme is underpinned by the industry respected IISP framework and assesses the quality of the course materials and the Instructors’ delivery of the course against GCHQ’s exacting standards.
    • Successful completion of the end of course exam will gain you an independent APMG-International GCT certification award.
    • The course is being delivered by UK Government's GCHQ Certified Cyber Security trainer Amar Singh. Amar Singh has served as CISO for various companies, including News International (now News UK), SABMiller, Gala Coral, Euromoney and Elsevier. Amar, amongst various other activities, is a Global Chief Information Security Officer and Trusted Advisor to a number of organisations including a FTSE 100 Firm and is Chair of the ISACA UK Security Advisory Group.

Course Outline

Understand who is attacking you and why.

How to develop a cyber security strategy and develop a cyber-safe culture within your organisation.

Understand the legal and regulatory requirements that affect organisation security policies and where to find resources.

How to audit your current processes and procedures to identify weaknesses

What to do when you are breached including preserving evidence, communicating with your staff, customers, suppliers and authorities.

Understand the various cyber security frameworks and establish which are the most appropriate for your organisation.

How to keep your organisation and employees cyber safe.

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