'Responsible for Information' course

'Responsible for Information' for SMEs

Everyone creates, uses and shares information. We need to know how to protect ourselves, our organisations and our customers from the risks associated with the misuse of this information.

'Responsible for Information' is a free resource aimed at staff in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It helps employees and business owners to understand information security and the associated risks. You will learn how to identify information security threats, and how to minimise the associated risks in this resource.

This course will take approximately one hour to complete. Please be aware that you will need to download this resource, the file size is 56 Mb.

If you have any questions relating to this resource, please email iatraining@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk.

Additional resources about information assurance and cyber security are provided on our website.

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