Course Duration: 4 hours 35 minutes (maximum)
In June 2021, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a warning to schools and colleges about the unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks. Schools should therefore be focused on ensuring that they have the right IT policies and procedures in place that cover the use of ICT systems and data security, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand what cyber security is, the different types of cyber threats and the measures you can take to protect your organisation from harm.
Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.
Created by KryptoKloud, an independent cyber operations and intelligence company, this course is split into seven modules. The course consists of learning through video modules, completion of tasks, further reading and viewing external resources. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives from the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
- Understanding why the education sector is a common target for cyber criminals and the motivations behind a cyber-attack.
- Recognising what is meant by a digital identity, how much information exists about us online and how easy it is to leave a digital footprint which can be exploited by criminals.
- Identifying different types of cyber crime including phishing, malware and ransomware attacks and the protection measures that can be taken.
- Understanding what constitutes a data breach, what impact it can have and the actions to take following the potential loss or theft of data.
- Recognising the role of legislation and the NCSC in cyber security and building an awareness of protection procedures which can be implemented across any digital environment.
Module 1: Understanding what cyber security is
In module 1 you’ll understand what is meant by the term ‘cyber’, how if it is commonly used and what harms can result from an individual or organisation experiencing a cyber-attack.
Module 2: Digital identity and trust online
In module 2 we will explore what it means to have a digital identity, discuss what geotagging is and consider the harms to digital privacy that have resulted from the advancements in technology.
Module 3: Motives behind a cyber-attack
Module 3 will look at the common reasons for a cyber attack and the different types of actors who engage in criminal activity.
Module 4: Types of cyber crime
Module 4 will explore the methods cyber attackers use to perform their criminal acts and what steps you can take to reduce the risk of being the victim of an attack.
Module 5: Strengthening cyber security
Module 5 will explore what steps you can take to improve your organisation’s cyber security and ensure the right measures are in place to reduce the risk of a cyber attack.
Module 6: Responding to a data breach
Module 6 will look at breaches, how they can impact us on a personal level, what actions to take if you’re the victim of a breach and what the ramifications can be for an organisation.
Module 7: The Computer Misuse Act and role of protective agencies
In module 7 we’ll explore the Computer Misuse Act in more detail and look into the role of the National Cyber Security Centre, regional cyber crime units and gaining cyber security accreditation.