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Cybercrime & Security

This course aims to teach non-technical delegates the fundamentals of this key topic in an engaging and jargon-free fashion. Using practical examples from both personal and corporate life, we explore the nature of cybercrime, the motives of attackers, the effects on people, organisations and society, and the controls and best practices needed to stay safe and secure.

This course is aimed at non-technical attendees from a wide range of backgrounds and roles, including compliance, fraud, risk, security, audit and HR.

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Learning Objectives

Delegates will:

  •   Understand the key concepts and drivers behind cybercrime
  •   Know the fundamentals of wide-ranging cyber-security controls
  •   Gain the ability to explain these ideas to others in simple terms
  •   Become better equipped to ask the right questions of technical teams

Delegates will learn:

  •   The value of data in a high-tech world
  •   What cybercrime is and how it occurs
  •   How criminals find their victims online
  •   What the most common vulnerabilities are
  •   What good governance looks like
  •   What good security looks like
  •   How to keep themselves, their colleagues and their families safe


Anyone who uses the internet in any form will be able to understand all of the topics covered.

Course Content

Module 1 - Cybercrime

This module demystifies the topic of cybercrime, using a series of simple examples

This module covers the following subjects:

  •   Types of cyber-criminal and their motivations
  •   The impact of cybercrime on people, processes, technology and reputations
  •   Finding vulnerable targets online; practical
  •   Social engineering via email, social media or web
  •   Internet of Things risks; practical
  •   The Cloud and Big Data explained
  •   Password cracks; how do they happen? Practical
  •   Data breaches explained
  •   Malware illuminated; viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and ransomware
  •   Botnets and Malnets
  •   Denial of Service attacks in brief
  •   Blockchain and Bitcoin for Dummies!
  •   The Darknet; a guided tour

Module 2 - Cybersecurity

This module explains how organisations and individuals respond to cybercrime threats and protect their reputations, physical networks and data.

This module covers the following subjects:

  •   How hard drives work for Dummies!
  •   Packet Data for Dummies!
  •   Encryption for Dummies!
  •   AI and supercomputing for Dummies!
  •   Risk assessments and Business Impact Analyses
  •   Patching; why it’s the key to security
  •   Managing user privileges and the concept of ‘privilege creep’
  •   Firewalls, intrusion detection, anti-malware and honeypots explained
  •   Security in the Cloud
  •   Multi-factor authentication
  •   Supply chain and software design security in brief
  •   Backing up your data; why it’s the key to digital survival
  •   Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery principles
  •   Penetration testing options, do’s and don’ts
  •   Secure online; setting up popular apps and devices and reducing online footprints

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