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Cyber Threats and Scams - how safe is your data? 2020

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Cyber Threats and Scams - how safe is your data?





Not all burglars wear balaclavas.  You are 40% more likely to be a victim of cybercrime than to be burgled!


Embracing technology can offer wide-ranging benefits, but it also introduces new risks to consider.  Inadvertent data breaches due to human error are a risk every education provider faces.  Take steps to educate staff on cyber dangers such as phishing scams.


Cyber criminals are successful in a huge proportion of attacks because they target human vulnerabilities.  It has been noted that the introduction of GDPR on 25 May 2018, brings into question a whole new ransom method now made possible, whereby criminals on the one hand will sell hacked data to third parties and at the same time ransom the hacked companies with a threat to inform the GDPR authorities of the hack, should they not pay up.

Reducing the risk of human error as regards inadvertent data breaches through the use of technology is part of data protection by design - an element required by all organisations under GDPR.  Education establishments are moving more and more towards technology solutions to provide additional protection and reassurances around the security of processing personal data but even with robust security measures that many technology solutions offer, it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of a cyber-attack due to the advances in cybercrime techniques.   By taking steps to educate staff and keeping them abreast of the latest threats and cyber dangers would be deemed reasonable measures in attempts to eliminate risk to data breaches through human error.

Learn about social engineering scams, phishing attacks, pharming and hacking.   Look at examples of attacks that are currently circulating and how to spot a potential threat.


This half day course will enable you to:

  • detect a possible phishing attack by being aware of the warning signs;
  • understand the importance of reporting phishing attacks;
  • know what proactive steps you can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime;
  • know what reactive steps to take if you have become a victim of cybercrime.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for all staff within an organisation that process personal data and has access to computer systems and email communications.


This is a half day training course.

How to register:

Cost: £99 per person