it social engineering online learning

IT Social Engineering – Online Learning

This e-learning course will help learners appreciate the importance of being aware of IT social engineering and how criminals use human behaviour to attempt to bypass security. With this e-learning course:

  • Explain what social engineering is
  • Describe the technical and human techniques used to fool people
  • Explain what to do when social engineering techniques are attempted on you

Course Introduction

There are technical defence systems such as spam filters, but if a cyber-attack gets through one of these, then the next line of defence is often a human one, which is why it is so important that your employees are made aware of the dangers of being duped into providing information that could make your IT systems less secure.

Cyber criminals use a number of techniques to get people do things they wouldn’t normally do, e.g. give their personal information to someone they don’t know. These techniques are often referred to as social engineering, which uses things like; the perception of authority, threats, fear (of missing out), and familiarity to fool people into letting down their guard regarding IT Security.

This e-learning course aims to raise the awareness of this important topic with your employees and help ensure they know how to deal with the issue when it occurs.

This online learning would be a great addition to Induction processes and where you need to provide policy understanding and sign-off throughout the business.

Course Content

Module 1 - Social engineering
  • Review the difference between a technical line of defence and human one
  • Understand what social engineering is
  • Identify a number of techniques used in social engineering
  • Explore what they should do if they think they’ve been a victim of fraud of cyber-attack which has used social engineering.
Module 2 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


All content can be adapted and altered to suit your needs. Courses are white-label as standard, but can include logos and branding where required. We can also provide AI generated language translations on demand.


All content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure technical accuracy, best practice and legal compliance for your learners. Updates are all automatically made to content.


Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.


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