Introduction to Information Security

What topics are covered by the course?

Information is the lifeblood of modern businesses: client lists, transaction details, sales figures, commercial or industrial processes, business plans, appointment schedules, contracts and agreements are all essential. These need to be available when needed, but only available to the right people. Information security is all about the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information. If correct information is not available then work cannot be carried out correctly and if the wrong people have our information this can create data protection compliance and enforcement problems or damage our competitive position. Information threats range from staff carelessness to external targeted attacks. This is a tricky area as it involves a subtle mix of human and technical aspects, together with traditional physical security such as locked doors.
This course will outline the main consequences of a security failure and the main risks and it will give some essential precautions to take in order to avoid problems.

Who should attend?

Anyone concerned about the value of their information and how it can be protected. For members of professional bodies this course should count as 3 hours of verifiable CPD.

What will I be able to do on completion?

• Be aware of the consequences of an information security breach
• Understand the information threat landscape
• Understand the stages of the hacker’s methodology
• Recognise simple social engineering attacks
• Be able to instruct IT support to implement basic security technologies
• Avoid careless security practices

How will I be assessed?

Attendance certificate available on request.

Guide Price: £80

Delivery: Classroom
Category: IT & Computer »
Duration: 3 hours

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