Information Security


If personal information is not recorded accurately, or is lost or disclosed to unauthorised people, then the implications for that person, and for your organisation, could be very serious.


This course is contained in the following course bundle:

  • Anyone who works with or can access / view personal, confidential  and / or sensitive information
  • Anyone of works for / with an organisation
  • Anyone who works / deals with the general public

    About this course

    The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.


    This course will enable you to: 

  • Understand the importance of keeping data secure
  • Know what needs to be protected
  • Learn about the risks to data and data systems
  • Know the key steps to keeping data secure
  • Learn how to create a strong password
  • Learn about the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ when communicating with other people
  • Understand what to do if you think information might be at risk


    Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

    What is Information security? | What types of data and hardware are covered | Why staff, user, and company documents need protecting | The different ways (accidental and deliberate) that data can get lost, stolen, leaked, deleted or altered | Keeping your office / desk and data secure | The physical security of the building | Restricted areas | ID badges and strangers | Computer networks | Don’t take your organisation’s network security for granted | Password usage | How to create and maintain a strong password | Treat people’s data with care and respect | Do’s and don’ts of web use | Description of ‘malware’ types (virus, spyware etc.) | Spam and malicious emails | ‘Phishing’ attacks | Check before you send | Phone calls, face-to-face conversations, letters and forms | Laptops, memory sticks etc. | Guard against theft or loss | Smartphones and tablets | What to do if you think there might be a problem