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Introduction to Cyber Security Course

Online Cyber Security Training Course
£25 +VAT

Everyone who uses the internet must recognise the importance of keeping information safe. You need to understand how you can help to prevent confidential information from falling into the wrong hands.

This Introduction to Cyber Security course raises your awareness of the risks to information security, such as cyber attacks. It will help you to understand what measures you can take to help prevent unauthorised access to confidential information in the workplace. It also explains what action you must take if information is lost or stolen. The course uses a variety of written text, interactive activities, and real-life case studies to help you understand your responsibilities as an employee.

  • Developed by business professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate Duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This Introduction to Cyber Security course is suitable for anyone who uses the internet in their work activities on a regular basis, regardless of what online service or application they use.

The information in the course applies to all devices that have internet access, including desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones, and is suitable for learners of all levels. No prerequisite knowledge about cyber security is required.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 2 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course Content

The course is divided into five accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:

Module Description
1 What is Cyber Security What is information security?, what is cyber security?, why is cyber security important?, who is at risk?, types of cyber attacks, employee responsibilities, case studies and cyber security survey.
2 Types of Cyber Attacks Phishing, spear phishing, malware - viruses, worms and Trojans, ransomware, protecting yourself from a cyber attack, identity theft and other types of cyber attacks.
3 Information Security Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, internal threats to information security, external threats to information security, managing organisational vulnerabilities to threats and areas at risk of information security threats.
4 How to Improve Information Security - Part 1 Sharing information, creating a strong password, password security, emails and social media.
5 How to Improve Information Security - Part 2 Firewalls, antivirus software, further measures, how to identify malicious activity, actions you should take if you suspect malicious activity and reporting lost or stolen information.

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Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • 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.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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