Data Protection, GDPR and Cybersecurity Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Delve into the essentials of cybersecurity in this online data protection training. Understand the key pillars of data security, explore the current threat landscape, and examine the ethical, legal, and consequential aspects of data breaches.

Gain insights into early data protection laws, global trends, the development of GDPR, and sector-specific data protection considerations. Learn about lawfulness, fairness, and transparency in data handling and the importance of confidentiality in this GDPR training.

Explore the rights of individuals and data protection principles, including the right to information, access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, and objection. Learn how to develop a GDPR compliance strategy, understand the importance of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) and delve into record-keeping.

This cybersecurity training will enable you to understand the types of cyber threats and best practices. Learn how to align cybersecurity with GDPR compliance, including integrating GDPR into cybersecurity strategies, understanding encryption and anonymisation techniques, incident response planning, security audits, and compliance monitoring.

Deep dive into the identification and management of data breaches. Learn about legal obligations post-breach, preventive measures, and recovery planning. Analyse case studies for a practical understanding of handling data breaches.

Examine the impact of technology on data privacy, global data protection initiatives, and the future role of AI in data protection to prepare for future challenges in GDPR and cybersecurity. Lastly, explore advanced cybersecurity frameworks with an in-depth case study analysis focusing on AI bias and data protection.

By studying this GDPR training course, you’ll learn about:

  • The global development of GDPR.
  • How to effectively handle data and maintain confidentiality. 
  • Why a GDPR compliance strategy is essential.
  • Types of cyber threats and best practices.
  • How to manage data breaches.
  • Emerging issues in global data transfer.
  • The impact of technology and AI on data protection.
  • How to prepare for future challenges in GDPR and cybersecurity.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Foundations of Data Protection and Security
  • Part 2: Ethical, Legal and Consequential Aspects
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: Origins and Trends in Data Protection
  • Part 2: Sector-Specific Data Protection and Evolving Definitions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction and Core Principles of GDPR
  • Part 2: Detailed Principles and Confidentiality under GDPR
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: Understanding Individual Rights under GDPR
  • Part 2: Portability, Automated Decisions and Enforcement
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: Organisational Roles and Compliance Strategy
  • Part 2: DPO Roles, Record Keeping and Overcoming Challenges
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: Understanding Cyber Threats and Best Practices
  • Part 2: Risk Management and Developing Security Mindset
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1:Aligning Cybersecurity with GDPR
  • Part 2: Audits, Case Studies and Emerging Technologies
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: Identification and Legalities of Data Breaches
  • Part 2: Prevention and Learning from Breaches
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: Fundamentals of International Data Transfer
  • Part 2: Brexit and Emerging Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: Current Developments and Technological Impact
  • Part 2: Global Initiatives and the Role of AI
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10: Assessment
  • Part 1: Quantum Cryptography & Cyber-Physical Systems Security:
  • Part 2: Data Protection in Emerging Technologies & AI Ethics
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 11: Assesasment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This cybersecurity awareness training is ideal for IT professionals, data protection officers, and legal professionals who handle sensitive data and are responsible for data protection within their organisations.

The course is also highly beneficial for business leaders and managers who need to understand the complexities of GDPR and cybersecurity to make informed decisions. Additionally, this GDPR online training is a valuable resource for anyone aspiring to enter the data protection and cybersecurity sectors, offering a solid foundation and practical insights to navigate these dynamic fields effectively.

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Accreditations

The Data Protection, GDPR and Cybersecurity Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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Data Protection, GDPR and Cybersecurity Diploma Course
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