Cyber Security for Office Staff

Cyber Security for Office Staff

No matter your role within your workplace, you play a vital part in preventing cyber security incidents. This course will greatly increase your awareness of Given guidance in actions to take if risks do materialise risks and provide you with simple and effective information to give you confidence in spotting and preventing these risks materialising.

By the end of this course delegates will:

  • Understand common cyber risks, their potential impacts on businesses and how they materialise
  • Review examples of cyber risks materialising
  • Understand the key topics, red flags and best practice in relation to preventing cyber risks materialising
  • Be signposted to further useful sources of information
  • Be assessed on the to ensure, and re-enforce, competency on the course content


  • Define a cyber risk
  • The perpetrators and their motives
  • Dispelling Cyber security misconceptions
  • The role employees play

Common Cyber Risks

  • Social Engineering
  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Phishing
  • Spear Phishing
  • Business Email Compromise
  • Spoofing
  • Data Breaches

Impact of Cyber Attacks

  • What are the impacts of successful cyber-attacks?
  • Examples such as - Online banking fraud, Ransomware & Business email compromise


  • The importance of passwords
  • What are the risks to passwords?
  • What happens when they are compromised?
  • Password bad habits
  • Password best practice

Email Security 

  • Did you know, the 419 scam and why email is like a letter?
  • What are the threats?
  • Red flags- what to look out for?
  • Browser security - Best practice

Company and Personal Data

  • How is it used against us?
  • What is out there and where?
  • Steps to take minimise data loss?

Device Security 

  • Software security
  • Physical security

Mobile Working 

  • Device and physical security
  • Wireless networks
  • Mobile devices
  • Shoulder surfing

What to do when it goes wrong?

  • Plan for the worst - training and processes
  • What actions should you consider taking?

Useful Resources 

  • Discussion of some useful resources available to delegates


  • Any additional questions?


  • 15 mins multiple-choice assessment
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