The need for a corporate GDPR, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity training and awareness program

We have developed a Champion/Protector/Promoter program to address the increased focus on Data Privacy, Data Protection, and Cyber-awareness. Training and awareness are among the most potent weapons and defence in a business’s arsenal regarding safety, resilience, and protection. The Promoter can develop privacy and the security-savvy team as experience recognises that a Promoter is a champion to teach the team in Data Protection, data privacy and cybersecurity

According to a global survey from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium, worldwide spending on cyber defence products and services will exceed $1trn until 2021. By comparison, the GDPR of Africa’s entire content (56 countries) is $2.6 trillion.

Investment in technology is not enough

Excluding the significant fines to Facebook, Google etc., the average ‘normal’ fine non-compliance is in access of 300.000 Euro for the six main areas of GDPR. Despite the considerable expenditure, there is a substantial and exponential increase in GDPR non-compliance and cyber-incidents over the previous year. This is a clear sign that all the investment in technology is not enough, and the need to invest in people, training and awareness is huge. It still stands as a shining example of why having a comprehensive, joined-up security strategy is so important – and what can go wrong when not all employees are making the right security choices.

The e-compliance Academy has created three training modules so that companies have specialist GDPR, Data Privacy, Data Protection, IT, Data and Security employees to provide on-the-job training, awareness session with examples and expertise so that all employees in all units are well rounded the basics of Privacy, IT and Cybersecurity.

E-Compliance academy has developed a Data Privacy, Data Protection, IT-Security program at three-level training and awareness campaign: The module-based online training and awareness program ensures that global cyber-attacks are not successful because the program gets it right at all levels – with basic security hygiene knowledge and skills for all employees with role-based training aimed at awareness function-related expertise and abilities.

  1. The Promoter component is designed to address the following;
  • Scenarios that determine employees’ susceptibility to real-world attacks
  • Communicate findings and results to the company board, not in ‘cyber’ but ‘business.’
  • Communicate cyber-risk into business risk in a simplified manner
  • Recruiting talent for cybersecurity roles to address the digital skills gap in the organisation
  1. The Protector then highlights GRC, GDPR, Data Privacy, Data Protection, IT-Security/Cybersecurity gaps and skills based on cases and scenarios. The protector compåonent addresses the critical issues regarding digital innovation and transformation journey that continues to change every business worldwide.


  1. The Champion component addresses cyber-risks into business risk. The customised, as well as the standard training provided by the E-Compliance academy, is structured so that employees at all levels have the knowledge they need because IT and cybersecurity is at the heart of the business and a key organisation development issue due to the following;
  • It is ensuring that all employees receive the right training that can pay real dividends.
  • Email phishing is consistently the top weapon of choice for cybercriminals.
  • Consider an unusual approach by launching simulated phishing attacks on its employees.

The customised 10-30 hour online internal training program on one or more timely GRC, GDPR, Data Privacy, Data Protection, IT-Security/Cybersecurity topics;

  • The complete program takes 10-30 hours covering risk and control standards on Data and IT at three levels.
  • Each level concludes with an exam and diploma/certificate for the Information Security Institute participants to go to the next level.
  • The meeting’s scope is to introduce the (customised program, curricula, attendants, bespoke evaluation, and support on the above issues.

In connection with the training, we have developed a comprehensive list of items and issues that the company can choose from to ensure that only the current focus issues are addressed.

We provide the participants with a complete understanding of the current threats and opportunities essential and needed to stay ahead of the competitors and your market. Contact us today:

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