Aim of the Course:
The course introduces participants to the fundamentals of cyber security; creating a framework for businesses to protect themselves against the common cyber threats seen online.
In today’s data-driven, highly distributed world, companies now use the internet to undertake the very basic of business tasks, to advertise and sell, find new markets, customers and staff, communicate with customers and suppliers, process financial transactions, amongst others.
The Internet brings huge business opportunities and benefits; it also brings some security risks. It is increasingly important to manage these risks to take advantage of the internet whilst protecting your business.
Every day there are attacks on the IT systems of companies like yours, attempting to steal information and money, or disrupt business activities. More customers are now demanding that their suppliers are secure, making cyber security a business necessity for companies.
Over 90% of cyber attacks are due to human error, arising from inaedquate training.
This course provides a good practice foundation on cyber security risk management for business owners and managers to protect computer-based equipment and information from unintended or unauthorised access, change, theft or destruction.
Who Should Attend:
The course is suitable for every individual / business that uses a computer or an Internet enabled device. This course is essential for all organisations, of all sizes, and in all sectors. This includes companies in the private sector, entrepreneurs, business owners, SMEs, general non-IT professionals, universities, charities, and public sector organisations.
Participants will gain first-rate taught and practical experiences from industry leading trainers through lectures, workshops, DIY sessions & use of real-time case studies.
Specifically, participants will gain knowledge on:
- What cyber security is, how it affects businesses and why you should care;
- The threats to how you do business and how they affect you as an individual;
- How attacks happen and terms such as ‘phishing’ and ‘hacking’
- The possible impacts of cyber attacks on you, your organisation, your employees and your customers;
- Risk Management: Preventing Cyber attacks
- What you can do to mitigate these impacts
There are 3.9 billion Internet users globally, meaning the world has become a lot more connected than ever before. With so many people connected together in one big bubble called the World Wide Web, there has and always will be a challenge with security & privacy. It is now important that individuals implement the most basic security measures regardless of if they are at work, in education or at home. Our lives have become too digitally connected for us not to take the relevant steps to ensure cyber security.
These security practices are as important as locking your doors or putting your cash in a safe. “You wouldn’t leave your front door open overnight for people to steal possessions so don’t do it online.”
What is directly at risk? Your money, your information, your reputation, your IT equipment and your IT based services. Information is an asset that can take many forms: client lists, customer databases, your financial details, your customers’ financial details, deals you are making or considering, your pricing information, product designs or manufacturing processes. There is a risk to your IT services and information wherever they are stored, whether held offline on your in-house computer or stored online in the clouds.
Analysis shows the majority of online threats could be prevented if businesses put basic security measures in place and train employees on Cyber Security.
This course will enlighten delegates to many of these security measures, including the five key controls organisations must have in place to protect against common Internet-based threats. You will learn how to manage your online security in the same way you would protect any other aspect of your business.
I just want to thank Christian for journeying all the way to Grenada to do this for us. I think it is a much-needed program at this point in Grenada where we are moving and transition into a time whereby everything is done online.Dick Noel
The greatest takeaway for myself and my team is that we’re able to improve our inbound marketing and sale. Also, how to attract customers, convert them and close them.Ruth Wilson
The digital age is upon us. Guyana is an right now in the emerging state so internet boom will be upon us soon. Digital technologies, so to speak, should be adopted by everyone. We should transform our current ways of doing things and go digital because that is where the future is.Jaswant Persand
Edward B. Beharry Group Guyana
One of the things I’ve learned so far from this training is that there are so many platforms that you could advertise your business or organization to earn more support or clients. We’ve learned a lot so far.Mark A. Roberts
Ministry of Education, Guyana
I’ve learned that we don’t need to fight our competition; we can cooperate to get a co-opetition.Ariff Shaw
Edward B. Beharry Group Guyana
One of the things that stood out to me is the fact that in order for your business to be relevant in this technological age, you can use the different social media platforms to promote your business. It can help you to get more customers.Nerissa Sam
Public Service Credit Union
I found the training in digital strategies for business growth to be a real and practical journey towards my organization achieving a competitive edge in the industry; the finance e industry. It really put in focus our strategic plans; how we target our customers and remain relevant in a digital marketing world.Roger Duncan
I’ve been to the business transformation course in Guyana. It was awesome and I encourage all of you to try and get digitally transformed.Greg De Gannes
KFC – Guyana
I must say this course has been very insightful and I would recommend it for anywhere who is serious about marketing and business growth.Melissa Jones
I just completed the Digital Strategies for Business Growth course which was moderated by Christian. This guy is fantastic; he knows his stuff. His delivery mechanisms are fantastic. He’s very conversant with the topic and I would suggest this course to everyone. My main takeaway from this course is that it has opened my mind up to all the possibilities that the social media platforms can deliver value to my customers and as a consequence of that benefit to me and my practice.Gavin Cornwall
Avantgarde / Pan-American Life Insurance
Coming out of this training, I have a better understanding of the most cost-effective tools that I can use to market my business.Aarona Moses
Island Twist – Grenada
I contacted Rhics about a web design project, they quickly sent me one of their consultant who was very helpful. In a matter of days my emails were up and running I had myy logo and branding designed, and my website followed a couple of weeks later. They are expert designers, very efficient, professional and affordable: a combination that is very difficult to find these days. I highly recommend them. www.101bookreviews.comGreg Loades
Course Outline / Module Breakdown:
- The Director Fraud
- Understanding & preventing email viruses
- Hack the Hacker: Understanding how hackers operate.
- Malware & Ransomeware
- Social Engineering
- Financial IT fraud
- Viruses & The Anti-virus
- Data Protection
- Privacy & Safety Online
- Managing your online footprint
- Social Media: Best online safety policies
- Emerging threats
- Workshop: Real world attack
- Piracy & pirated software
- Using Cloud Services
- Back ups, Updates and upgrades
Benefits & ROI:
Good cyber security strategies can enhance the reputation of a business and open up new commercial opportunities.
Businesses can save money through adopting an efficient risk management “preventive” approach – plan, implement and review rather than a more expensive “reactive” approach on the aftermath of an attack.
Improved Competitive Advantage
Gain competitive advantage by being seen to take security seriously. Good security can be an enabler for a thriving business: you will be protecting your assets, your reputation, your customers, and your peace of mind.
13th May, 2019
Regency Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana
$ 55,000 GYD – Early Bird Registration (Before 30th April, 2019)
$ 65,000 GYD – Standard Registration
Tea, Coffee & Lunch provided.
Regency Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana
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Trainer Profile: Christian Junior
Christian is an IT Security Specialist with over 10 years practical experience in the Information & Communication Technology industry. He maintains an impressive portfolio of over 300 successfully executed projects within various disciplines.
Most recently, he has led projects for partners & brands including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Chartered Insurance Institute of London, Antigua High Commission London, Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions, St. Lucia Tourism Board, Jamaica Tourism Board, Tobago House of Assembly, Cooling Tech Caribbean, Sterling Business Network amongst many others.
A firm believer in knowledge & skills transfer, Christian travels around the world educating business leaders on cost-effective IT strategies for achieving excellent customer services, brand awareness, maximum security, productivity and profitability.
Christian is an Oxford University certified digital strategist. He also holds a BSc in Information Technology.