Crescente for Business

How to lead a Cyber Secure Organisation

In today’s world our businesses and personal lives are tied to technology. As a result, we are told we should be ‘cyber-secure’. As leaders, do we really understand what this means and how we embed a cyber-secure culture across our business?

Cyber-crime can cost organisations dearly

In monetary terms

Ransom payments or fines for breaches

In people terms

Lost time, reduced productivity and trauma (as a result of having inadvertently instigated a breach)

In operational terms

Major interruption to operations that can result in further lost revenue

What will you learn

Course Outline

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Understanding the threat and risk to your business:

What is cybercrime and what does it look like?

What is the impact on your business, your clients, your suppliers, your people?

What are the costs associated with cyber crime?
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Why is cyber so difficult to ‘see’?

What makes it difficult to take seriously?

The blurred lines

Our lives as an online story
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Roles and responsibilities

What should we do?

What are the cultural norms within our business and how do we manage these?

Achieving buy-in and change. What are the obstacles? How do we influence?
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Embedding a cyber secure culture

What changes do you need to make?

Forming habits – those everyday routines

Group ownership

The top ten ‘musts’ to secure your business and your people

Duration: 1 day workshop (in person) or 2 x ½ day online workshops

This course is designed to equip leaders with an understanding of what internal and external threats exist for their business and how to create a culture of awareness and support within their teams to deliver organisational online safety and prevention strategies

The course consists of tutor lead discussion, simulation exercises, group work and case studies. It is a highly interactive course, packed with lots of fun facts and real-life stories that bring the subject alive.

At the end of the course participants will go away with a toolkit for use in their organisation, to support raising awareness of cyber security and embedding new habits across the business.

Who is it for?

Owners, Directors, Managers or Team Leaders within an SME

Functional Heads in larger organisations

Cyber champions within organisations

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

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1. Positively influence

Understand what your business can do to combat online threat and risk by positively influencing organisational culture.
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2. Build Culture

Understand the blurred lines between business and personal online activity in order to a build culture of online safety and awareness.
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3. Create tools

Create tools to support your organisation’s onboarding and communication strategy to ensure a culture of business-as-usual is adopted across the organisation.
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4. Be ready

Lead and embed a values led approach to cyber

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How to lead a Cyber Secure Organisation

Meet the team

Course Leader

Fiona Dewar

Fiona has over 30 years of leadership and management experience, working for blue- chip organisations as well as start-up, fast-growing SME’s within the UK.

She started her career in HR and has been a member of the CIPD for 30 years. In the mid 2000’s she joined one of Scotland’s most successful and entrepreneurial businesses where she became Managing Director before the sale of the business in 2018.

Fiona has trained hundreds of managers and leaders during her career. Since setting up her own management consultancy 3 years ago, she has chosen to focus on leadership development. Clients have included those from a wide range of industries including professional services, manufacturing, financial services, and technology.

During her career she was a lecturer for the CIPD Diploma at an international correspondence school, running weekend workshops for students from all over the world. She has an MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management and is an alumna of London Business School.


Cyber Security Consultant

Scott Tees

Scott is an accomplished cyber security consultant who possesses a proven track record in designing and delivering robust security solutions and strategies for executive leaders and staff, utilising a soft skills approach to manage and mitigate online threat and risk.

Scott was responsible for the creation and development of the Police Scotland Cybercrime Prevention Strategy and was the national lead for the Police Scotland Cybercrime Harm Prevention Team until June 2020.

During this time, Scott was a strategic advisor to the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Strategy and was a member of the Education and Skills Group. As well as advising various groups on a number of cyber related strategies and approaches, he has also worked with several key partners including Europol; National Cyber Security Centre; National Crime Agency and public, private and third sector partners.

In 2018, under Scott’s leadership, the Police Scotland Cybercrime Prevention Team was recognised at the Scottish Cyber Awards where they were awarded the prize for the Outstanding Cyber Team.

Scott is a graduate of Criminology having gained a BSc (Hons) degree with the University of Portsmouth.

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Brands we work with

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