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This course provides learners with a baseline understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. It’s an overview of the main information security risks and how to mitigate them. The course is focused on the needs of small organisations.

Aimed at anyone who is interested in security, decuring data or information. This is alos a great course for anyone who runs a small business or charity.

Course code





3 hours



Course Content

Introduction to Cybersecurity


  • Including but not limited to malware, phishing, denial of service, hacking (state and non-state), internal and external threats, ransomware, resource theft


  • Including but not limited to reputational damage, legal consequences, GDPR


  • Including but not limited to external defences, perimeter defences, internal defences, the “onion” model, backups


  • Including but not limited to reducing attack surfaces, patching and updates, backups, pen-testing

Training and education

  • Including importance, methods,

The Future

  • Where are we going? What may happen? Where to learn more.


  • Questions are taken throughout.

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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