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Cybersecurity and Communication



This course will consist of practical skills based sessions which will empower delegates to tackle cybersecurity issues in their organisation. It is deliberately targeted at communications professionals working in PR, media and marketing so they can understand how to take a strategic, ‘whole systems’ approach to cybersecurity. Our dynamic and interactive approach will allow delegates to experience the challenges of managing cybersecurity in a demanding and realistic environment, showing how to retain control and clarity while under pressure. Delegates will also develop their leadership skills to help them learn how to embed a flexible risk culture in their organisation and to inspire other colleagues also to support the cybersecurity plan.

Who should attend

Working on cybersecurity issues is not just for IT professionals. This highly practical and interactive course is designed specifically for communications professionals working in marketing, PR and the Media. 



Assessing Cybersecurity in your Organisation

  • Evaluation of current personal knowledge of delegates 
  • The importance of cybersecurity
  • Evaluating your organisation’s current approach to cybersecurity
  • How to perform a cybersecurity risk assessment

Company Culture and Cybersecurity Risk

  • Company culture
  • Attitude of the Board
  • A diverse staff team
  • Creativity and enterprise

Cybersecurity Communications Planning

  • How to write a specific cybersecurity communications plan for your organisation
  • Potential mitigating actions
  • Best communications practice on cybersecurity

Managing a Hack (1)

  • Crisis management
  • Setting up internal controls
  • How to work with staff
  • Supporting the Board
  • How to work effectively with the IT department and how to support their work

Managing a Hack (2)

  • Social media and digital
  • Working with the Media
  • Evaluating your communications

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the core issues for cybersecurity for their organisation
  • Develop a specific cybersecurity plan for their company
  • Persuade other colleagues to be involved in helping with the cybersecurity plan
  • Be aware of the risk posed by a cybersecurity breach
  • Take control of any crisis emerging from a hack
  • Demonstrate practical skills to deal with a cybersecurity breach
  • Evaluate communication strategies
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk Management

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