Renfrewshire Council

Free online safety training for council colleagues from Police Scotland

Learn the basics and enhance your awareness this Cyber Scotland Week

Do you have the awareness to spot a cyber security scam before it's too late? You might think you know a scam when you see one, but cyber criminals are developing new ways to catch you out and are becoming more sophisticated every day.

As part of Cyber Security Scotland Week, which runs from 27 February to the 5 March, Police Scotland are offering free training in partnership with Neighbourhood Watch Scotland. Covering online safety basics as well as more on scams, fraud and your digital footprint, there's lots of useful tips which compliment our own inhouse cyber security courses.  

No previous knowledge is needed and both online events will help you take practical steps to stay safe online.

1.      Cyber Security Basics Webinar

Monday 27 February, 6pm - 7pm

Learn how the internet is continually evolving and how criminals can use this to their advantage.

Topics covered will include:

  • Passwords
  • Privacy Settings on apps
  • Using public Wi-Fi
  • Tips and advice to help you stay safe online

Register for the Cyber Security Basics Webinar.

2.      Scams, Fraud & Digital Footprint Awareness Webinar

Tuesday 28 February, 6pm - 7pm

Safeguard yourself in the digital world and enhance your understanding about online safety, scams, fraud and your digital footprint.

Criminals are experts at impersonating people and organisations. Find out how to recognise, report and protect yourself from becoming a victim of a scam, not only in the real world, but also in the digital world.

Topics covered will include:

  • Scams
  • Phishing
  • Digital Footprint
  • Reporting mechanisms

Register for the Scams, Fraud and Digital Awareness Webinar.

If you haven't already, make sure you complete the mandatory iLearn course by our in-house cyber security architect Carol Peters. The module, RenTalks: How to spot a phish, teaches you how to identify cyber scams and handle them safely with confidence.

Remember Carol's ABCD tips to stay safe online:

  • Assume nothing
  • Believe nobody
  • Check everything
  • Delete - If you are suspicious about an email, delete it straight away. Don't forward it to anyone - even Carol or your line manager - and don't click on any links or attachments.

Go to iLearn.

Published on Thursday 23 February 2023.