Cyber Security Training Course

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration 1-2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training

This Cyber Security online training course will help you to understand the potential impact of common cyber threats. It outlines safe behaviour on the Internet and also identifies what steps you can take to protect yourself and your organisation from cyber attacks.

Almost every adult and young person and in the UK uses computers, tablets, mobile phones and the Internet as part of their education, job, social life or as an information tool. Criminals target these devices and networks for illegal gains in a wide variety of ways. This criminal activity, cyber-crime, is always changing and growing.

So, to stay safe online you need to understand the main types of cyber-crime, how you can be targeted and what you can do to protect yourself.

The approximate duration of this online training course is 1-2 hours.

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect computers and networks from cyber attacks. It aims to reduce the risk of these attacks and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of computer systems.

Why Cyber Security training is important

Did you know two in five businesses have experienced cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months? Therefore, investing in employees’ knowledge and capabilities is crucial to keeping your employees and business safe from cyber threats.

Our article on Why small businesses are at higher risk of cyber attacks outlines three reasons why small businesses are more vulnerable and includes tips on how to improve cyber security.

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Who is Cyber Security training for?

This Cyber Security online training course is suitable for anyone who uses the internet at work. It applies to all devices that have internet access, including desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones.

What are the learning outcomes for the Cyber Security course?

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Recognise and understand the potential impact of common cyber threats.
  • Outline safe behaviour on the Internet.
  • Take steps to protect yourself and your organisation from cyber attacks.

When do I get my Cyber Security certificate?

Cyber Security Course Certificate

When you have successfully passed the course you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

All of our courses conform to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Your certificate will include the CPD logo and therefore, you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the Cyber Security course cover?

The online course contains the following 7 topics:

1 – Introduction to Cyber Security

The first topic introduces you to cyber security. It identifies who can be a target and who commits this type of crime. You will learn about how human behaviour creates risks and specific risks associated with the Internet of Things. The topic explains how data protection laws affect you with respect to cyber-crime.

2 – Brute Force Attacks

The second topic is about brute force attacks. You will also learn about secure passwords and how social media is used by hackers.

3 – Internet Cookies

The third topic explains why cookies are important and what they do. It also identifies risks of allowing cookies and what you can do to minimise these risks.

4 – Social Engineering Attacks

Topic 4 describes four kinds of social engineering – tailgating, phishing, baiting and chat-in-the-middle. You will learn how to protect yourself from phishing attacks.

5 – Malware

Topic 5 describes malware – viruses, worms, Trojans, logic bombs and ransomware. It also covers ways you can defend against malware attacks.

6 – Grayware

Topic 6 explains how grayware works – adware, keyloggers, bots and botnets – and how to reduce grayware on your device.

7 – Identity theft

The final topic explains how criminals steal identities and what they do with them. It also identifies the warning signs that indicate you may be a victim of identity theft and explains what to do if your identity is stolen.


You can take the assessment as soon as you have finished all the topics. The assessment is created from banks of question which change each time you do the assessment. This means the training course can be used for initial training and as a refresher course.

You can do the test as often as you need to and you will get useful feedback so you can learn from your mistakes.

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