Live online, Classroom

Cyber security awareness
About the course

Develop a more secure work culture with information security awareness workshops for employees.

The most challenging area for an organisation to secure against cyber criminals is its employees and contractors. In fact, more than 80% of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the biggest challenge facing the security industry, according to a 2016 survey by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

Helping employees to recognise the threats and understand how to defend themselves is key to fighting the rise in cyber attacks. Raising awareness and engaging staff helps them to become an extension of the security team.

What you’ll learn

In this practical security training participants will use provided templates to:

  • understand the key elements and considerations in creating a security awareness plan
  • develop a high-level strategic security awareness plan
  • identify specific deliverables around one or two topics
  • identify appropriate metrics for evaluating effectiveness.

How you’ll learn

Training is carried out by a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), who is also an experienced coach and mentor. Security consulting and customised security awareness programmes can be tailored to best suit your needs.

Course type

Live online/Classroom

Course duration

Course date



Course tutor
Ben Woelk

Ben Woelk is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) who also runs an leadership coaching and mentoring programme for aspiring leaders.

As Programme Manager in the Information Security Office of the Rochester Institute of Technology – a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence – he has developed a leading information security awareness education programme in Cyber Self-Defence and teaches academic coursework in Computing Security. He also teaches a seminar at the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference to help Cyber Security practitioners at universities and colleges understand how to think and act, proactively and strategically, in security awareness communications.

Active in technical communications for more than 20 years, Ben is a frequent speaker at both techcomm and information security/risk management conferences. He shares his knowledge of infosec best practices at EDUCAUSE and is the author of an ebook called Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media: Staying Safe Online.


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