Digital Skills Education

Cyber Security Skills for Work

Cyber Security Skills for Work

Digital Skills Education offers a range of introductory courses covering cyber security, data protection and staying safe online. These are short 2 hour courses delivered in person or remotely and require no prior knowledge. A date can be arrange to suit your workplace.

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Personal Cyber Security

It seems like every day there is a story in the news about a company being attacked by a hacker, or someone’s personal details being stolen. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the most common cyber security attacks, but more importantly how to take steps to protect yourself. You’ll see live demonstrations of attacks and learn how to spot them. These tips will help you feel more confident about using a computer safely. No technical knowledge is required.

Staying Safe in Virtual Meetings

This workshop covers how to keep your online meetings safe and secure. In recent months, we’ve had to adapt and are increasingly dependent upon technology to keep in touch with friends and colleagues who are working from home. Based on advice from the National Cyber Security Centre, we will share tips on how to keep your video conferencing cyber safe, and include sensible steps you can take when using conferencing technology facilities, (Zoom, Skype, Hangouts and Teams), to protect your privacy.

  •     Using video calling safely to communicate with friends and colleagues
  •     Taking sensible steps when using conferencing technologies facilities, (Zoom, Skype, Hangouts, teams), to protect your privacy
  •     Help people feel more confident, and safe when using these tools, tips that will give them more control over what they share when attending meetings
  •     Help meeting hosts understand what responsibilities they should consider

Staying Safe when Working From Home

With more workers having to “work from home”, what steps should they take to keep themselves cyber safe. This workshop will help manage the cyber security challenges of increased home working. Based on advice from the National Cyber Security Centre, we will show you how to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks on laptops, mobiles and tablets, and tips to help you spot typical signs of phishing scams.

  •     How to make your “working from home” set up cyber resilient
  •     Cyber tips for reducing the risk of cyber attacks
  •     Protecting laptops, mobiles and tablets
  •     Keeping personal data safe and company data safe
  •     Business Resumption – looking ahead to go back to work – steps to reduce risk (potential malware on people’s work machines, sanitising laptops both physically and digitally) adapting to the next stages in the pandemic

 

Personal Data Protection

Nowadays our computers, phones, and tablets are filled with personal data – but how can we keep that sensitive information out of the wrong hands? In this workshop, you’ll learn about the most common cyber security attacks, but more importantly how to take steps to protect yourself. You’ll see live demonstrations of attacks and learn how to spot them. These tips will help you feel more confident about using a computer safely, but most importantly the steps you can take to protect the data you hold. No technical knowledge is required.

Learning outcomes:

  • Practical Exercise: Has your personal data been stolen?
  • Storing your personal data securely (on laptops, mobiles, storage devices)
  • Sharing your personal data securely (secure connection, secure messaging apps)
  • Protecting your personal data

 

Protecting Data In The Workplace

We’re expected to keep data safe and secure while at work – but how can we keep that sensitive information out of the wrong hands? In this workshop, you’ll learn about the most common cyber security attacks, but more importantly how to take steps to protect yourself. You’ll see live demonstrations of attacks and learn how to spot them. These tips will help you feel more confident about doing your job safely, but most importantly the steps you can take to protect the data you hold. No technical knowledge is required.

Learning outcomes:

  • Practical Exercise: Social Engineering
  • Awareness of common data related cyber attacks and how to spot them
  • Storing data securely (on laptops, mobiles, storage devices)
  • Sharing data securely (secure connection, secure messaging apps)

Staying Safe Doing Business Online

This workshop will look at how you can stay safe online when browsing, buying, and selling as part of your business. You’ll learn how to identify common security issues and threats. You’ll learn about social engineering attacks, and the key steps to take to protect yourself when doing business online.

Using Social Media Safely

How can workers protect themselves and their families when using social media? Based on advice from the National Cyber Security Centre, we will highlight some of the current social engineering cyber-attacks related to COVID-19 and show you the steps to take to protect yourself.

How can workers protect themselves and their families when using social media? Based on advice from the National Cyber Security Centre, we will highlight some of the current social engineering cyber-attacks related to COVID-19 and show you the steps to take to protect yourself.

  •     An overview of the main social media platforms and their security/privacy settings
  •     How to spot phishing attacks and how to report them to NCSC (Suspicious Email Reporting Service)
  •     ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of social media – thinking about their digital footprint and the impact on employment and future employment
  •     Keeping your personal and financial information safe online when using social media
  •     Understanding privacy and confidentiality when using social media

Practical Cyber Resilience Skills

These workshops provide an interactive demonstration of important cyber security apps that you can use at home. No technical knowledge is required, as we will walk you through the steps to set up and use these tools on your devices.

Topics available:

  • How to set up and use password managers
  • How to configure and use anti-virus software to protect your computers
  • How to set up regular backups and software updates,
  • How to use VPN software to keep your connection secure

Book a course

Contact us to book a space for you or your team.