Cyber Security Online Training

  • Introduces end users to security practices that help prevent accidental or deliberate loss or damage of digital information.
  • Describes different types of common cyber attacks.
  • Explains how to recognise when a device might be infected by Malware and how to report it.


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Hacking, phishing, malware, data breaches, identity theft, cyber fraud and ransomware are terms we hear in the news on a weekly basis. They are all examples of cybercrime. The EssentialSkillz Cyber Security online training is designed to explain to employees the important terminology surrounding cybersecurity and explain how they can act in a security conscientious manner when using workplace IT equipment.

The online Cyber Security course thoroughly and simply explains jargon such as cybercrime, social engineering, and the many different types of malware and trojans. Employees who complete the course will have a good basic understanding of the terms. The Cyber Security Awareness online course outlines the signs and symptoms that a device has been infected by malware. For example, unexplained pop-ups or device slow down and describes how employees can avoid becoming a victim of a cyber crime.

Case studies, questions and interactive exercises, such as multiple choice questions and matching tasks, are used in this Cyber Security online course to prompt the user to think about how to apply the lessons learnt in the course.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Cyber Security online training can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation that may be in place, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • To highlight the importance of protecting digital information (information held on devices and networks) and the consequences of an information security breach.
  • To describe some common types of crimes carried out on devices and networks (known as cybercrime).
  • To discuss the steps you can take to reduce the risk of cybercrime and what to do if you are a victim of cybercrime.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test, users can download and print a certificate.


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)

Target Audience

The course is applicable to all employees that uses a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone as part of their work duties.

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