Our Information Security and Data Privacy Awareness training complies with South Africa’s POPIA regulations. This course strengthens your team’s understanding of data protection, helping you meet legal obligations and enhancing your defense against potential data breaches and privacy violations.
Audience: All/ End-Users, Learning time: 35-40 minutes
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Our Information Security and Data Privacy Awareness course is strategically designed to fortify organizations’ primary cybersecurity defenses in full compliance with South Africa’s POPIA regulations. This specialized training imparts essential knowledge regarding the principles and industry best practices required to safeguard personal data under the legal framework of South Africa.
The course has an assessment at the end.
Section 1: Cyber Threat Landscape
In this section, users can study actual data breaches, reinforcing their grasp of security threats and emphasizing the need for vigilance in their daily information handling.
Section 2: Essential Elements of Information Security and Data Privacy
This section covers information security fundamentals, highlighting the significance of information valuation.
- CIA Triad
- Data Classification
- Types of Personal Information
Section 3: Common Cyberattacks and Prevention
This section familiarizes employees with common cyber-attacks and equips them with effective prevention strategies, enabling proactive threat management.
- Phishing and its variants
Section 4: Practicing Information Security at Work
The purpose of this section is to describe real-life challenges and to provide practical measures employees can take to prevent them.
- Secure Access to Facilities
- Safe Remote Working
- Securing Access Credentials
- Safe Internet Browsing
- Safe Usage of Email and Collaboration Platforms
- Safe Social Media Usage
- Safe Usage of AI Apps
- Safe Usage of Information Storage and Transfer
Section 5: Understanding the POPIA of South Africa
This section focuses on the fundamental concepts and principles outlined in South Africa’s POPIA regulations. These are pivotal for comprehending and upholding data protection and privacy within the South African legal framework and ensuring POPIA compliance.
- What is the POPIA of South Africa?
- Who does POPIA apply to?
- Why is POPIA important?
- Definitions under the POPIA
- Rights of a Data Subject
- Responsibilities of IR under POPIA
- Consequences of Non-Compliance with the POPIA
- Tips to comply with the POPIA
Section 6: Reporting Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents
Privacy breaches and security incidents are highlighted in this section as guidance on reporting the incidents.
- What is a privacy breach?
- Examples of privacy breaches
- Overview of Information Security Incidents
- Examples of Information Security incidents
- Reporting Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents
Section 7: Summary and Assessment
This section summarizes the key takeaways from this course. Also, an assessment towards the end to test the knowledge level and understanding.