Cyber Security Awareness

The rate at which technology has advanced has left many people out struggling to catch up. One of the fastest changing areas is online security. It’s fast, cheap and often anonymous to launch an attack on anyone in the world and hackers are changing their methods daily to beat our firewalls and antivirus protection. When targeting a company, the employee tends to be the weakness link, so they become the target.

I run cyber security training to show you how hackers think and what tools they have available with plenty of live demos.

The sessions are designed to:

  • give you an understanding of the cyber security landscape and the threats you face
  • understand what hackers are doing and why
  • show you how to protect yourself today and going forward

The training sessions follow a casual but lively format, featuring live hacks and demonstrations as much as possible. The sessions can be delivered in presentation/speaker style or as a hands-on workshop and are designed for non-technical people to understand.

What’s Covered

The Cyber Security landscape

We start with an introduction to the cyber security landscape and understanding where the weakest link lies in your organisation. Unfortunately security products like firewalls and anti-virus can’t protect you all the time, so what responsibility do you have?

Social Engineering

Easily translated as “hacking without code” where impersonation is used to trick you into handing over confidential information. This has become one of the most popular ways of being hacked simply because it’s so easy. We look at their methods and how to spot it.

Passwords

Possibly the only thing stopping someone from stealing all of your confidential data, that one secret word that only you know, right? Hackers have been leaking a lot of these recently. We look at what happens when your password does get compromised and how to minimise and prevent further damage to your data and online reputation.

Wifi and the Internet

We can all agree that the Internet is truly amazing, however it’s not the most secure of things. I show you just how easy it is to see what you’re doing on the Internet, steal your passwords and trick you into visiting fake sites that show all the signs of being legitimate. Even when you think you’re on “secure wifi”, the hacker still has plenty of tricks up their sleeve.

Thankfully, there are ways to prevent this from happening. But you’re not shown it until you’re well and truly scared first.

Malware

You may have been familiar with viruses slowing down your computer or showing pop-ups even when your browser was closed. But now hackers can record you through your webcam, turn your phone into a bugging device and lock up your entire computer until you pay them a ransom fee. We look at what damage ransomware and other malware can do and learn how to prevent it.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Now that many of the devices in our homes and offices rely on being Internet connected, the last thing going through your mind before leaving for holiday might not be “did I turn on our toilet’s anti-virus software?”. We look at what hackers can do when they reprogram your coffee machine or control your security cameras, and of course, how best to avoid it.

Delivery

Presentation – 2 hours

All of the modules mentioned above are presented in a fast-paced, high energy presentation.

It’s recommended to allow an additional 30 mins for groups of under 20 as they often spend longer discussing topics, which is encouraged.

Sessions can be shortened to suit the time available.

Hands-on workshop – 4 hours

  • Play the role of a hacker. Obtain information on your target (another participant in the room) and create a social engineering attack against them.
  • Participate in other live hacking demos
  • Laptops can be provided.

Where

The sessions can take place at your office if you have a suitable space. Otherwise a venue will be hired.

Whilst I am based in London (UK) and run most of my training from there, I am happy to travel overseas.

Book

The sessions can take place at your office if you have a suitable space. Otherwise a venue will be hired.

Whilst I am based in London (UK) and run most of my training from there, I also travel overseas.