Global Cyber Academy

GCA Certificate

EU GDPR: Essentials

Online 10 Hour Course


One Stop Shop

The EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May 2018. It doesn’t matter where you operate in the world … if you hold personal data on EU citizens, and that data is breached or mismanaged, bosses and organisations could face fines of up to 20m Euros or 4% of annual revenue … whichever is greater.

Changes to Data Protection laws cover EU and non-EU countries alike. These changes include shorter disclosure times (72 hours), active proof of ‘consent’, recruitment of formal Data Protection Officers, strengthening the ‘right to be forgotten’, and 150+ other strict legal requirements.

Course Content

  1. Examples of mass personal data breaches – implications for victims including minors. 
  2. Students dig deeper into the case study on Equifax
  3. Demonstration: Database vulnerabilities
  • How we develop a Data Security strategy and what should be in it?
  • Case study: tools to store and encrypt data
  • Demonstration: Software tools and Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • How we ‘map out’ data and conduct EU GDPR risk assessments
  • Case study: Mapping GDPR and translating data streams into a risk assessment matrix
  • Demonstration: Live exercise in developing corporate data risk assessments
  • Managing data consent, informed consent and reporting procedures: auditing consents and permissions
  • Case study: major firm goes through several litigation streams
  • Project Management of data security
  • Case study: Compiling a team and working with CERTs
  • Investigations, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Case study: Major web services provider attacked by information warfare gang

Preparing and Responding to GDPR

Every company that holds data about EU citizens will be impacted by the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Our GCA certified course, conducted by leading UK Information Security specialists, will prepare companies for data compliance as well as for crisis management responses. Firms and government institutions face fines of up to 20m Euros or 4% of annual revenue companies if they lose EU citizens personal data. Companies that can demonstrate full awareness and staff training efforts, are likely to cushion the punishment!

About Our Senior Tutors

Our tutors are all experienced business sector data security experts. Our Senior Tutor is a highly experienced Risk-Management and Project Management sector leader. She is also a fully qualified GDPR specialist and Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Course Key Points

  • Rights and Concepts
  • Key Data Protection Roles
  • Legal Frameworks, Restrictions and Implementation
  • Security Countermeasures and Mitigation
  • Developing an EU GDPR Business Toolkit and Compliance Plan