Information Security & Data Privacy


Enhance your workforce’s capabilities with a customized training program that offers crucial knowledge to safeguard sensitive corporate information, fostering a security-oriented organizational culture, and ensuring adherence to privacy regulations.

Learning Time
Employees and Contractors
25-30 minutes
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About this course

This course empowers organizations to establish a robust initial defence against cyber threats by delivering comprehensive information security training. It equips employees with essential knowledge and best practices for safeguarding personal data. Furthermore, participants will gain valuable insights into international data protection laws and regulations.

Section 1: Cyber Threat Landscape

This course section takes a practical approach, examining real-life cyber security incidents. One can then apply this knowledge to their work environments, implementing proactive measures to prevent similar incidents. Furthermore, they 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.

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:  Data Privacy Laws and Regulations

This section explores the laws and regulations of different countries pertaining to data protection and privacy.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) – Singapore

Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) – Malaysia

UAE Data Protection Law

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)


Section 6:  Reporting Privacy Breaches and Security Incidents

This section highlights examples of 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 3: Summary and Assessment

This section summarizes the key takeaways from this course. Towards the end, there is an assessment to test the knowledge level and understanding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Infosec and Data Privacy

Information security is the practice of protecting information by mitigating information risks. It includes procedures or measures to protect electronic data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, recording, or destruction. It ensures data confidentiality, integrity, and availability, protecting it from cybercrime, breaches, and insider threats. This, in turn, helps maintain the trust of stakeholders, protects privacy, and ensures the smooth operation of businesses and services.

Data privacy focuses on the use and governance of personal data, including policies, legal compliance, and public expectation of privacy. It’s about ensuring personal information is used appropriately, lawfully, and with consent. On the other hand, information security is broader and includes protecting information from unauthorized access to ensure its confidentiality, integrity, and availability, regardless of whether the information is personal.

The key principles of data protection typically include lawfulness, fairness, and transparency; purpose limitation; data minimization; accuracy; storage limitation; integrity and confidentiality (security); and accountability. These principles are designed to ensure that personal data is processed safely, legally, and only for the purposes for which it was collected.

Organizations ensure compliance by implementing comprehensive data protection policies, regularly training employees on data privacy, conducting audits to ensure adherence to legal requirements, appointing Data Protection Officers (DPOs) where necessary, and implementing technical and organizational measures to protect personal data, such as encryption, access controls, and data minimization techniques.

Remote work can increase information security and data privacy risks due to less secure home networks, using personal devices for work, and increased opportunities for data breaches. Organizations must adapt by implementing secure remote access tools, training employees on security best practices for remote work, and ensuring that data protection policies are updated to cover remote work scenarios.

Information security and data privacy awareness play a crucial role in protecting customer data by equipping employees with the knowledge to recognize and avoid potential threats, ensuring adherence to security protocols and regulatory compliance. This collective vigilance helps prevent breaches, safeguarding customer trust and the organization’s reputation.

Best practices include encrypting data at rest and in transit, implementing access controls to limit who can view sensitive data, regularly backing up data, conducting regular security audits, ensuring compliance with relevant data protection laws, and using secure, compliant data storage solutions.

A DPO oversees data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with data protection laws. They act as a point of contact for data subjects and regulatory bodies, monitor compliance, conduct assessments, and advise and train employees on data protection matters.

Ethical considerations include ensuring informed consent for data collection and use, respecting user preferences and rights, transparency about data use, fairness in data processing, protecting vulnerable groups, and preventing discrimination or harm from data use.

Future trends include the increasing use of AI and machine learning in data protection and threat detection, the growth of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs), more stringent data protection regulations globally, the rise of quantum computing and its impact on encryption, and the ongoing need to address new and evolving cyber threats.

A lack of cyber risk awareness can increase vulnerabilities, making an organization more susceptible to data breaches, cyber-attacks, and insider threats. This can result in financial losses, reputational damage, legal consequences, and loss of customer trust.

To secure data online, organizations should implement strong cyber security policies, use encryption, secure network connections, regularly update and patch systems, conduct security awareness training, perform regular security audits and assessments, and develop an incident response plan.

Updates often include patches for security vulnerabilities discovered since the last version of the software. By keeping software and systems up to date, organizations and individuals can protect against exploiting these vulnerabilities, reducing the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches.

Employees are often the first line of defense against cyber threats. Awareness and training can help prevent successful phishing attacks, ensure proper data handling, and foster a culture of security within the organization, reducing the risk of data breaches and other security incidents.

Organizations can use regular training sessions, engaging and relatable content, real-life examples, simulations of phishing and other cyber attacks, newsletters, and updates on the latest threats to keep employees informed and vigilant.

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