Information Security

IT security and best practice advice for handling sensitive information

Information security involves a number of different measures to ensure an organisation’s sensitive data and information is protected – developing a secure IT infrastructure is fundamental to this. However, there is also a human element to consider in IT security. Employees themselves can unknowingly pose challenges to security measures through the careless handling of items such as passwords, devices and documents.

By delivering the ‘Information Security’ e-learning tutorial to your employees, you can increase their awareness of security risk and the steps they can take to prevent a breach. With practical examples from everyday life, your employees will learn how to act compliantly both at work and in public, as well as how to send information safely when using electronic devices. Additionally, employees will learn how information can be compromised even in a seemingly ‘safe’ environment – ever heard of ‘social engineering’?

Contents of the Information Security e-learning programme

The tutorial consists of a number of self-contained lessons. You can pick and choose any combination of lessons depending on whether you want to use the standard product or would like more options. Click here to learn more about ’lessons’ and ’lesson types’.

  • Welcome
  • Protecting information
  • Information classes
  • My password
  • How to act in public spaces
  • Company IT network: Risks and how to protect the network
  • Secure workplace
  • Electronic communications
  • Social engineering
  • Who is responsible for what at the company
  • How to act on social media
  • Cybercrime
  • IT Security when working from home
  • Intellectual property and Trade Secrets 
  • Test

Expert author

Dr. Johann BizerThe expert author of our tutorial is Dr. Johann Bizer – Chief Executive Officer at Dataport, an IT service provider for the public sector. Dr. Bizer has served as a Deputy Regional Representative for data security for many years, and is well-known for his numerous publications on data privacy, as well as being one of the publishers of the ‘Data Protection and Data Security’ journal. Learn more at


Many companies have benefited from Sponge Compliance’s Information Security tutorials, including Bilfinger Berger, Infineon, LEONI and SAP.

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