Following the acquisition of Encription by BlackBerry UK Limited in February of 2016, the trading assets and liabilities of Encription Limited are being formally assigned to BlackBerry UK Limited effective from 31 January 2017.
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Staff Security Awareness Training (SSAT)

Staff are THE major weakness in IT and information security

Staff can unwittingly give away confidential information, as well as putting your data at risk by not taking the appropriate precautions.

Our Security Awareness Training makes staff aware of the various risks in a practical and appealing way and ultimately create a ‘security aware culture’ within your business.

“There’s a clear payback from investing in staff training. 93% of companies where the security policy was poorly understood had staff-related breaches versus 47% where the policy was well understood.”  (pwc, 2013)

Encription work with you to ensure we incorporate your policies into our Security Awareness Training

Everyone should have an ‘Acceptable Use’ policy, ‘Email’ policy or some sort of ‘IT Security’ guidelines. However, do staff actually read these before signing them? The answer is usually NO! If your IT security is compromised in any way and your system goes down, the loss of work time is very costly.

This training addresses all of these issues in just a morning or an afternoon and can also be used as part of an induction programme. This is time and money well spent, if you compare the cost of the course, to the cost of loss of work time when security is breached.

Seminar Objectives

  • To have a good understanding of the company’s IT security policies
  • To know internet security ‘threats’ and understand the terms Virus, Worm, Trojans, Spam and phishing techniques
  • To understand and be aware of security fallacies and misunderstandings
  • To learn how to identify fraudulent emails
  • To understand how ‘hacking’ and ‘social engineering’ techniques are used to compromise IT security
  • To understand how to protect information when using removable media, mobile phones
  • To learn how to create a completely secure password
  • To learn the principles of how to work safely at home & on the road, using VPN or WiFi connections

Key points covered

Anti-Virus and Firewalls – do not give 100% protection. —Why?
Acceptable use policies (based on client’s own policy)
Email policy (based on client’s own policy)
Threats and understanding them – Viruses, Trojans, Phishing, Worms and Spam – What are they? How do they affect your business?
Virtual Private Networks (VPN) – how to transport data and work with it at home and on the road safely
Security Truths – real life case studies of how security has been compromised in businesses
Hacking – How is it done today? Watch a real life hack of a website!!
Social engineering techniques – how social engineers gain employee’s trust and then access their secure information – Real life case studies
Social network sites—the risks
Secure Passwords – how to generate one that will take 20 years to crack!
Wireless network connections (Wi-Fi) security


Who is it designed for?

Managers, administration staff, and any employee who handles secure and confidential IT Information



All candidates will be awarded an Encription Verified ‘Security Awareness Trained’ Certificate of Attainment



There are no pre-requisites for this course, anyone can attend this training.



There is no formal assessment for the Security Awareness Training.


Per course pricing

This course is available “per course” meaning a course is prepared and delivered for you and your needs. There is no minimum number of candidates. The course cost does not change based on the number of candidates so if an individual requires a course with only one candidate then that’s fine, however the course fee remains the same for 1 candidate as it does for 20. The dates of the courses are flexible and are decided by you as long as we have a member of training staff available.