The Cyber Security Fundamentals Course is designed to provide students with an understanding of today’s cyber security challenges facing any sector which utilises ICT including home and work environments. This knowledge is vital when managing the day to day running of all aspects of security risk for those environments.

The course will show how to best identify and support their organisations’ cyber security and risk mitigation/reduction strategies for their environments.

If you are a….

…user of any type of ICT system who is wanting to understand more about the digital world we live in and how the ‘bad guys’ think

….then this course is for you!

It provides a high-level understanding of what the current cyber security risks are and the threats your ICT environments face. In addition, it explores how a user should act safely when using an ICT system as well as fully understanding the importance of a structured security policy framework.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this course and no laptop is required. A handbook of supporting material is provided and an initial assessment will take place to allow the instructor to understand the skill level of the students.

What you will learn on this course?

By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the knowledge required for 2 mandatory units:

  • Understanding cyber security risks to business
  • Understanding the effective implementation of cyber security policies for business and the effectiveness of frameworks such as the 20 Critical Security Controls

Course Duration

The course consists of 14 hours of classroom training. Part one covers the principles of cyber security and how these can be applied to fully understand the risk and threat to the organisation. Part two covers risk reduction planning and Incident Response.

Course Contents

Part 1: Background (what is a cyber system, what are the threats and vulnerabilities):

  • Understand the principles of cyber security within an organisation
  • Understand the different parts of security risk including threat and vulnerability
  • Identifying cyber risks to a role or business sector

Part 2: Securing ICT (what can be done to reduce, respond and recover):

  • Understand the principles of access control (physical and digital)
  • Understand the importance of incident identification, response and recovery
  • Understand the importance of safe social and professional networks


This course has been aligned to the requirements of the Level 2 Award in Cyber Security Awareness for Business.

Attendees can earn 14 CPE credits towards multiple certifications.

What training should follow on from this?

This course is an awareness level course but it can be used as preparation for more advanced training such as the Siker ICS203: ICS Practitioners Security course, ACT410: Penetration Testing and ICS405: Securing ICS course as well as many cyber security certifications


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