Information Security Smart – GDPR

An introduction to 3 key topics

Our Information Security Smart course includes 3 modules on GDPR, Information Security & Being Safe Online.


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Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

This 60-minute course has 3 modules:

  1. GDPR
  2. Information Security
  3. Being Safe Online

Each module runs for approximately 20 minutes and can be provided as a separate, standalone course.

This engaging course blends text, graphics and video content, an example of one of the videos can be viewed in the slideshow above.

All modules have user assessments threaded throughout the learning content. An optional end-of-course test assesses learners on the level of knowledge they’ve retained. Pass rates can be set as required.

Module 1: GDPR

This 20-minute course will ensure your organisation is ready for the significant changes to data protection that GDPR brings. It will highlight key areas of change and the actions required to ensure your organisation will comply.

Learners will gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of GDPR.

Course objectives

  • Explain why the EU has introduced GDPR and what impact this has on the UK
  • Explain the specific requirements under the new regulations
  • Outline the scope of GDPR, specifically the concepts of consent, design by privacy and the role of Data Protection Officers
  • Outline the implications of failing to comply
  • Outline the various enhanced rights of data subjects
  • Explain that organisations must report data breaches within specific timeframes
  • Provide a checklist against the legal framework for organisations to adopt in readiness for GDPR.

Module 2: Information Security

This 20-minute module introduces the concept of information security and outlines best practices to avoid data breaches, protect information assets, avoid damage to reputation and comply with the law.

It also outlines how organisations and individuals can manage risk and external threats to Information Security from hackers and fraudsters – this includes phishing, fraud, managing risks with devices, software, emails, the web at home and at work.

Course Objectives

  • Explain how Information Security links to the GDPR
  • Explain the importance of strong passwords, and how they should be managed
  • Identify examples of a strong password
  • Explain how to set strong passwords and keep them safe
  • Give an illustrative example of a workplace situation presenting a GDPR risk relating to the security of paper records
  • Explain how to achieve a secure office in terms of paper records and laptops/devices
  • Explain how to secure personal devices
  • Give an illustrative example of a workplace situation presenting a GDPR risk relating to working at home
  • Explain how to work at home securely
  • Explain how to work securely when out of the office/travelling

Module 3: Being Safe Online

This 20-minute module focuses on the risks associated with common online behaviour at work, in public places and at home.

It outlines the ways in which organisations and individuals can behave responsibly when using social media, their own devices or Intellectual Property (IP) to mitigate against threats to Information Security.

Course objectives

  • Explain how being safe online links to the GDPR
  • Give an illustrative example of a workplace situation presenting a GDPR risk relating to Social Media
  • Explain what type of image is safe to use on a social media profile – and what should be avoided
  • Explain how to use social media safely at work
  • Give an overview of the dangers of phishing and what to do about them.
  • Explain that mobile devices are also vulnerable to phishing
  • Give an illustrative example of a workplace situation presenting a GDPR risk relating to viruses
  • Explain how to handle a suspected virus infection on a work computer
  • Explain how to avoid virus problems at work

Learning options

Every Marshall e-learning course is fully accessible, so this course is also available as:

  • spoken word audio – perfect for learning on the move
  • a voice reader compatible version as a W3C AA online workbook
  • a complimentary workbook – a printer-friendly pdf download compatible with all devices and readers.

Learn more

If you would like to find out more about our Information Security Smart e-learning course please contact us and we’ll be in touch very soon.

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We look for 3 things when commissioning or purchasing any e-learning: the key messages communicated to the audience; how engaged the audience will be; and how the material can be tailored to the needs of the audience. With products such as GDPR or Health and Safety the material must cover all key areas and topics, and it is vital that the language used, case-studies discussed and examples fit the university context. Marshall E-Learning understand all of this, which makes their programmes so attractive.
Mark Crabtree, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Durham University

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