Information Security and Data Privacy

Aligned with the UAE Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL)

This tailor-made course empowers your employees with vital knowledge to safeguard confidential business data and instill an organization-wide security culture while adhering to the UAE Personal Data Protection Law.

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

The Information Security and UAE Data Protection course helps the organization to build the first line of defense against cyber threats by providing comprehensive information security training and helping employees learn the key principles and best practices for safeguarding personal data. The course also covers guidelines for collecting and processing personal data within the UAE, ensuring compliance with the PDPL regulations, and maintaining the privacy of personal data.

Section 1: Cyber Threat Landscape

This course section takes a practical approach, examining real-life cyber security incidents instead of focusing solely on theory. One can then apply this knowledge to their work environments, implementing proactive measures to prevent similar incidents. Furthermore, the course explore incidents that have affected employees, customers, partners, vendors, and stakeholders, broadening their understanding of information security risks.


Section 2: 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 UAE Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL)

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

What is the UAE Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL)?

Scope of the UAE PDPL

Definitions under PDPL

Rights of a Data Subject

Definitions under PDPL

Responsibilities of a Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Exemptions under the law

Consequences of non-compliance with PDPL


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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