Information Security and Data Privacy Awareness

Aligned with the Qatar Personal Data Privacy Protection Law (PDPPL)

Our specialized training program equips your workforce with the required knowledge to safeguard sensitive corporate data, foster a security-oriented organizational culture, and ensure strict adherence to the Qatar Personal Data Protection Act.

Learning Time
Employees and Contractors
35-40 minutes
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About this course

The Information Security and Qatar Data Protection course aims to fortify the organization’s frontline defense against cyber threats through comprehensive training in Information Security. This training equips employees with essential principles and best practices for protecting personal data. Additionally, the course delves into guidelines for collecting and processing personal data within Qatar, ensuring compliance with PDPPL regulations and the preservation of personal data privacy.

Section 1: Cyber Threat Landscape

In this course section, a practical approach is taken, involving the examination of actual cyber security incidents instead of concentrating solely on theoretical concepts. Employees can subsequently apply this acquired knowledge in their roles, implementing proactive measures to prevent similar incidents. Furthermore, they investigate incidents that have impacted employees, customers, suppliers, and third parties, thereby broadening their understanding of information security threats.


Section 2: Essential Elements of Information Security and Data Privacy

This section covers the key pillars of information security and the value of information.

CIA Triad

Data Classification

Types of Personal Information


Section 3: Common Cyberattacks and Prevention

This section covers the most common cyberattacks and best practices to prevent them.

Phishing and its variants




Section 4: Practicing Information Security at Work

This section covers nine challenges based on real-life scenarios and preventive measures that employees can apply to their work.

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 Qatar Personal Data Privacy Protection Law (PDPPL)

This section focuses on key concepts and principles of Qatar PDPPL that are essential for understanding and ensuring data protection and privacy.

What is Qatar Personal Data Privacy Protection Law (PDPPL)?

Why is PDPPL important?  

Who does the PDPPL apply to?

Definitions under PDPPL

Rights of a Data Subject

Responsibilities of a Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Consequences of Non-Compliance with the PDPPL


Section 6: Reporting Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents

This section highlights examples of privacy breaches and security incidents and provides guidance on reporting procedures.

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.

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