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  • Computer and online security basics

    Created: 06/07/2023
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning
    This item will show under the following categories: Technology  

    When: 10:00 - 13:00, Monday 26 February 2024
    Where: Microsoft Teams Call, Online, Anywhere, N/A
    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.


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    Human error when using computer systems, a successful attack or an IT failure can have catastrophic consequences for any third sector organisation - financially, operationally, and reputationally. It's therefore essential to make a concerted effort to ensure that your organisation is as well-informed about cyber security issues as it can possibly be. In addition, it's essential for individuals to understand that the way that they interact with people and systems online can potentially have significant personal consequences.

    Technology changes at such a rapid rate that it’s difficult to keep up - especially when IT isn’t your main job role. In our sector, we don’t always have the budget or the resources to bring in regular external IT support, but we often don’t have the know-how to do it ourselves either. That can cause problems - when not properly looked after, IT systems represent a point of weakness, vulnerable to failure, hacks and other external attacks.

    This introductory workshop is designed to improve awareness and understanding in the third sector of basic computer security principles. Attendees will leave feeling more confident in their ability to understand basic security concepts, and better equipped to deal with a cyber-attack.

    The course will feature interactive elements, and will cover topics including:

    • Jargon-busting – normalising computer security terms.
    • What is a cyber-attack?
    • How to protect your organisation’s IT infrastructure from attack.
    • How and why access to systems is controlled
    • Managing passwords in a secure, sensible way.
    • Backing up - why, how, and how often?
    • What to do if you experience a cyber-attack.
    • How IT risks should be handled at a governance level.
    • Going further - how to get your cyber resilience level accredited.

    Who should attend?

    This course is open to all, but will be of particular relevance to trustees, staff and volunteers who work with computers but aren't in IT-related roles.

    Feedback from previous sessions

    • "I shared the presentation with colleagues and there are at least two who want to attend a future course."
    • "More organisations need to go to this."
    • "Relaxed atmosphere and informal. Great information presented in layman's terms."


    Contact: Michael Nicholson
    Phone: 01334 651 173
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Book a place(s) now!



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