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  • Computer and online security basics

    Created: 09/01/2020
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning

    When: 1400-1630, Tuesday 18 February 2020
    Where: Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, KY6 2AL
    This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action
    This event is free to attend but to encourage attendance and try and ensure a good turnout to benefit all delegates, we will charge a non-attendance fee of £20.00 per delegate. By submitting a booking for this event you agree to pay this fee for those delegates who have places booked but do not attend.

    Cancellations can be received up to 5 working days ahead of the event, thus avoiding non-attendance fees. A cancellation will only be valid if we have confirmed it with you. You can send somebody else in place of a booked delegate without incurring a non-attendance fee.

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    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."

    Phone: 01592 760720
    E-mail: [email protected]

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