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In the context of increasing cyber security threats affecting the public sector, it is crucial that organisations are focusing on data and information security and making cyber security a priority.

As we rely more and more on digital technology, the issue of cyber security has become even more important; therefore it is essential that all levels of your organisation are aware of security threats.

On this Information and Cyber Security training course, learn about current cyber security threats and establish the practical and cost-effective ways that you can keep information safe. Through interactive exercises and training workshops, you will learn how to prevent, prepare and respond to cyber-attacks.

This simple and non-technical training will teach you how to manage the risk of a cyber-attack and mitigate the effects of a breach that does occur. The course is tailored for those in charge of security and risk within your organisation and is also relevant for Business Managers, People Managers, Information Governance and Data Protection professionals.

Leave the day with the confidence to implement a cyber security plan that will ensure continuity of operations within your organisation by helping to prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats and attacks.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the current cyber security threats to the public sector
  • Understand what measures you need to take in order to comply with legal obligations
  • Reinforce what a good approach to security governance looks like by examining security solutions used by other organisations
  • Know how to achieve cyber resilience in the event of an attack
  • Understand how to promote user responsibility and data security practices in your organisation
  • Examine the practical steps and innovative approaches to prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats and attacks

In-House Option



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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Cyber Security Challenges and Threats to the Public Sector

  • Explore emerging vulnerabilities and the current cyber threat landscape in the UK
  • Consider the types of cyber-attack, common forms of attack and the impact that a cyber-attack can have
  • Identify the tools and technologies of the dark web
  • Challenge common cyber security myths
  • Understand the importance of information security and what it means in practice
10:45 - 11:30

Data and Information Security Legal Essentials

During this session, gain an understanding of what measures you need to take in order to comply with legal obligations 

  • Assess your security strategy and incident response practices in order to ensure compliance with GDPR and also with the NIS Directive where applicable
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:45

Risk Management: Identifying and Responding to Cyber Threats

  • How to identify information security risks and mitigate the effects of a breach that does occur
  • Learn practical lessons from cyber breaches and security solutions used by other organisations
12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Workshop: Developing Cyber Security and Cyber Resilience

Work through practical exercises that develop your understanding of how to achieve cyber resilience in the event of an attack

  • Consider the role of people, processes and technology in cyber security
  • Examine the key requirements of an effective cyber security incident management strategy
  • Formulate an approach to incident management for your organisation
14:30 - 14:45

Afternoon Break

14:45 - 16:00

Workshop: Countering Threats and Preparing for Emerging Risks

Work with the Trainer to develop a Cyber and Information Security Strategy and identify the practical and cost-effective ways to manage risk. 

  • Engender an appreciation for high quality data management and embrace digital opportunities safely within your organisation
  • Actively prepare for change in the area of cyber security by hiring and training employees in best cyber security practices
  • Learn how to measure and reduce risk by implementing safeguards and countermeasures
  • Develop an up-to-date and rigorous cyber security strategy for your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

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