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April 8, 2022


4 weeks


This course includes:

4 weeks

Badge on Completion

Certificate of completion

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Data Security has always been important. In fact, it’s no more important today than it’s always been. But it’s become more complex and time-consuming to manage now that technology is so central to the way we deliver health and care.
By and large, technology is designed for safe and effective use. But you must ensure that we use it in a way that does not pose an unacceptable risk to our business or the people in our care. You all have a duty to protect people’s information in a safe and secure manner

Data Security is the means of ensuring that data is kept safe from corruption and that access to it is suitably controlled. Data Security helps to ensure privacy. It also helps to protect personal data.
This course will begin by introducing Data Security and Information Security. Discussions about Risk Management, its principles, methods, and types will be included in the course. Since it is essential to safeguard data, this course will explain the different ways of securing and protecting data on both hardware and software platforms.
Who this course is for:
  • Individuals and businesses wanting to reduce security risks and avoid potential financial losses.
  • Businesses looking to implement and learn about new data security software.
  • Businesses wanting to protect vital data and information.
By the end of this training/course you will understand:
  • The principles and terminology of information governance (IG).
  • Basic data security/cybersecurity terminology.
  • The importance of data security to patient/service user care.
  • That law and national guidance require the personal information to be protected.
And be able to:
  • Explain your responsibilities when using personal information.
  • Identify some of the most common data security risks and their impact.
  • Identify near misses and incidents and know what to report.
  • Distinguish between good and poor practice when using personal information.
  • Apply good practice in the workplace.
Course Content
  • Introduction
  • Information and Law
  • Avoiding Threats to Data Security
  • Breaches and Incidents
  • Assessment

Course Curriculum

    • Data Security Introduction 00:20:00
    • Information and the Law 01:20:00
    • Avoiding threats to data security 01:00:00
    • Breaches and Incidents 00:40:00
    • DSA Assessment 00:10:00
    • DSA Test 00:30:00

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