The public sector is a primary target for cybercriminals through phishing, malware, and ransomware. This explains why the common defences in place are firewalls, antivirus software, and malware protection. But effective cybersecurity is about more than technology tools.

As the largest employer in the UK, the public sector is more exposed to human security vulnerabilities. Security mistakes and inadequate training can lead to inadvertent security breaches. And as technology is evolving rapidly, it can sometimes be challenging to keep up with new threats, challenges, and solutions.

This Developing Cyber Resilience course provides your teams with the latest strategies and tools needed to protect and secure your organisation’s assets. Run this bespoke course at your organisation to identify the most significant security trends, define a secure IT environment, assess your current gaps, and determine an implementation framework.

Apply the knowledge you will gain into a winning strategy, stay a step ahead, and understand how it applies to your organisation. Leave the day with a clear action plan to improve your organisation’s framework. The emphasis throughout will be on an approach that is pragmatic and affordable.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the latest trends in cybersecurity including phishing attacks
  • Identify strategies and tools to protect your organisation
  • Know the current gaps in your security
  • Understand how to promote user responsibility and data security practices in your organisation
  • Learn how to create effective training and embed a culture of cyber resilience
  • Develop a cyber-security strategy for your organisation
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Virtual Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Cyber Security Challenges

  • Identify biggest cybersecurity trends
  • Know the approaches used by many attackers
  • Understand the most common breaches and attacks
10:45 - 11:30

Risk Assessment and Gap Analysis

  • Understanding the value of the information assets your organisation holds
  • Analysing the risks to those assets
  • Ensuring appropriate counter measures are in place
  • Identifying any gaps where a risk is not being effectively managed
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:45

Implementation of Cyber Resilience and Security Awareness

  • Ensuring staff receive appropriate awareness training, and everyone has the same level and quality of training
  • Training your staff so they can actively help to mitigate cyber risks
  • Developing processes, procedures and best practice to reduce your risk of a successful attack or breach
12:45 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Delegates feedback on their current cybersecurity strategy
14:00 - 14:45

Incident Response and Recovery

  • Preparing for a successful cyber attack: being able to quickly identify and isolate problems
  • Recovering effectively from a cyber incident
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Action Planning: What Does “More Secure” Mean for Your Organisation?

Based on what they have learned today, delegates will identify what is currently missing as part of their cybersecurity strategy and improve their current procedures.

16:15 - 16:30

Round Up and Key Takeaways