Social engineering has proved to be one of the most prolific & effective means of attacking organisations of all sizes. It is an attack vector that is growing rapidly. Your staff need to be able to identify & defend against attempted attacks. Your I.T team should focus on the more technical elements of security & the rest of your staff should focus on social engineering threats.
"Social Engineering: Manipulating people into carrying out specific actions or divulging information that is of use to an attacker"- NCSC
This GCHQ accredited course equips your staff with the skills to identify & combat social engineering attacks such as not clicking malicious links or opening phishing emails. We follow nationally set standards and best practice to ensure you get the best awareness training possible for your staff.
Why train staff?
The most effective defence against social engineering attacks is practical, face-to-face staff training. Our course is delivered by GCHQ certified trainers with a wealth of expertise in social engineering tactics and how attackers are actually employing these tactics. The aim of the course is to produce actual culture change within your organisation to reduce your vulnerability to data and financial loss through social engineering attacks.
List the different types of social engineering attack, how to identify them & list appropriate countermeasures;
Identify assets within the organisation that require protection;
Identify relevant threats to assets and exploitable vulnerabilities;
Describe the business impact of a risk being realised;
Develop information risk management strategies to reduce the risk & explain the importance of security policies and auditing;
Explain the importance of auditing the information you put online;
Describe the threat landscape and adversarial thinking ; and
Explain the importance of encouraging a security culture within an organisation including awareness raising methods.
Benefits of GCHQ certified training
SOCIAL ENGINEERING AWARENESS COURSE FAQ
Social engineering is one of the largest cyber attack vectors being used. Your human firewall (your staff) need to be able to identify & defend against attempted attacks to protect the company & themselves. Social engineering is a huge part of cyber security. Your I.T team should focus on the technical parts of cyber security & your staff should focus on social engineering threats.
They get a certificate of completion of a GCHQ accredited course to evidence their training. This can be used to demonstrate your commitment to cyber security both to your clients & the ICO under the GDPR.
Including the exam the course is 4 hours. This means your staff don’t miss an entire day off work so the course causes minimal operational disruption.
This awareness level course is for all company staff and has been designed to be practical and easily understood by anyone.
GCHQ is one of the three UK intelligence agencies, along with MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). With the abundance of cyber security training courses on offer it can be difficult for customers to identify highly competent trainers and good quality courses. GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) addresses this issue- providing customers with a choice of rigorously assessed training providers, thus they can feel confident they’ll receive training that is consistent with industry best practice.