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Cyber Security Essentials for non-IT employees | a true beginners course in Cyber Security

Gone are the days where the IT team in the back office of the building are solely responsible to be cyber safe and secure, it is also YOUR responsibility to understand how YOU are responsible for Cyber Security in the workplace, at home and anywhere.

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, and digital information from unauthorised access, theft, damage or disruption. With the increasing reliance on technology and the internet for business operations and personal activity, cybersecurity has become a critical issue for individuals, organisations and governments around the world.

But how do you learn about cyber security if most cyber security courses on the market are designed/intended for participants with IT experience/background? Well, ALC are here to help! This CyberSec Essentials course has been designed specifically for the NON-IT people, there is no IT knowledge or pre-requisite to attend.

Reduce Cyber Security stress and complexity with this 1-Day CyberSec Essentials course.

Learning outcomes

ALC’s CyberSec Essentials course is designed to cater to individuals without a technical IT background, providing clear explanations of cybersecurity concepts, common threats, best practices, and practical tips for securing personal and professional digital environments.

This 1-day course focuses on raising awareness, fostering a security mindset, and empowering participants to take proactive steps to enhance their cybersecurity posture and understanding their responsibilities in cyber security.

If you're looking for something a bit more in-depth and do have some IT background experience, you may wish to consider ALC's CSF+P Cyber Security Foundation+Practitioner Course.

Who should attend

This course is designed for:


  • General Users: Individuals who use computers, smartphones, and the internet regularly for personal and professional purposes. They may not have a technical background but want or need to understand the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity to protect themselves and the digital assets, business operations, customer data, and intellectual property.
  • Employees in Non-IT Roles: Non-technical employees who work in various departments, such as marketing, finance, human resources, or customer service, and may handle sensitive information or use digital tools. They need awareness of cybersecurity best practices to protect company data and prevent common cyber threats.
  • Non-IT Managers and Executives: Non-technical managers and executives who have oversight responsibilities for cybersecurity within their organisations. They require a basic understanding of cybersecurity concepts to make informed decisions, allocate resources, and establish cybersecurity policies and procedures.
  • Government and Public Sector Employees: Non-technical government employees and public servants who handle sensitive data and need a basic understanding of cybersecurity practices to ensure data protection and comply with privacy regulations.

Course contents

Introduction to Cyber Security

  • Overview of cyber security and its importance
  • Types of cyber security threats and attacks
  • Impact of cyber security breaches
  • Importance of good cyber security practices

Threats to Cyber Security

  • Overview of common cyber security threats
  • Malware: types and how they spread
  • Phishing: what it is and how to identify it
  • Social engineering: what it is and how to avoid it
  • Password attacks: Types and prevention
  • Denial of service attacks: what they are and how to prevent them

[Phishing Exercise]

Protecting Your Computer and Network

  • Overview of computer and network security
  • Firewall basics and configuration
  • Antivirus software: what it is and how to use it
  • Secure web browsing: best practices and tools
  • Wireless security: securing your Wi-Fi network

Protecting Your Data

  • Overview of data security
  • Encryption: what it is and how to use it
  • Backup and recovery: why it’s important and how to do it
  • Monitoring Data Security: why it’s important and how to do it
  • Cloud security: how to keep your data safe in the cloud

Best practices for Cyber Security

  • Creating strong password
  • Multifactor authentication: what it is and how to use it
  • Keeping software up to date
  • Avoiding risky online behavior

Common Cyber Security Standard & Frameworks

  • ISO 27001
  • ACSC Essential Eight
  • The Essential 8 Maturity Model
  • NIST Cyber Security Framework
  • GDPR

Conclusion and Next Steps

  • Recap of cyber security basics
  • Importance of ongoing cyber security education
  • Additional resources for additional learning

[Case Study Exercise]

Course fees

Fees per person

CyberSec Essentials (1 Day)

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Course fees include:

  • High Quality Course presentation
  • ALC comprehensive course workbook
  • Certificate of Attendance