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Ely, England, 12 November 2012 – IT Governance, the global leader in IT governance, risk management and compliance expertise, is expanding its staff awareness e-learning portfolio with a course on Information Security and N3 Staff Awareness.

Tailor-made for commercial third parties pursuing connection to the NHS N3 Connecting for Health network, this brand-new e-learning course is specifically designed to support organisations which need to provide evidence of continuous staff awareness training.

Alan Calder, Chief Executive of IT Governance, says: “Our Information Security and N3 Staff Awareness e-learning course supports all employees who need to be made aware of their organisation’s N3 Connecting for Health commitments, or who may be involved in processing patient identifiable data in their daily jobs.”

“Our e-learning course, which can be hosted on either our or the client’s server, is an essential support in meeting the specific requirements of the NHS IG Toolkit. It is designed to provide fundamental training on information security and Data Protection Act compliance in a way that is both non-technical and effective. It will not only reduce your organisation’s liability due to security failures, but will also help you provide systematic evidence that your staff have been provided with the training they need.”

IT Governance’s e-learning course helps commercial third parties’ employees understand information security at work, as well as their obligations under the Data Protection Act (DPA) in the context of the N3 Connecting for Health environment. While it forms part of IT Governance’s integrated offering for achieving N3 connection, it is also an ideal partner for IT Governance’s N3 documentation toolkit.

The course is set up to make it easy for employers and HR managers to document staff awareness training for compliance purposes. In addition, it enables commercial third parties to provide the evidence required by the NHS IG Toolkit that the training has taken place.

Calder says: “E-learning is one of the most cost-effective methods of training staff. Indeed, in comparison to traditional training options, our course offers massive financial cost savings. It has also been created with simplicity and minimal office disruption in mind: staff can train from their desks and know they can rely on a form of study that is simple, relevant and informative.”

Developed by IT Governance, the Information Security and N3 Staff Awareness e-learning course explains the implications of information security and examines how this impacts commercial third parties. It covers term definitions, scenarios including incident reporting and responses, and creating awareness in the organisation around e-mail, internet and related policies.

With an expected duration of 60 minutes, the course incorporates three modules and a 20-question multiple-choice test. Module 1 examines information security issues and scenarios, while Module 2 looks at information security and N3, as well as the DPA. Module 3, meanwhile, looks at specific issues of information security at work. Learners have the opportunity to re-take the online test until they achieve a pass and are rewarded with an online certificate.

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IT Governance Ltd is the single-source provider for books, tools, training and consultancy for governance, risk management and compliance. The company is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language.

With over 10 years of experience with management standards and compliance, IT Governance is an acknowledged leader in the provision of ISO27001 and ISO22301 products and services. The company is uniquely positioned to help organisations implement a comprehensive cyber resilience management system and become certificated to the international ISO27001 and ISO22301 standards.

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