Information Security for Council Members

Please note, the full day training below is divided into 2 half day training sessions. Each at a cost of $315+ GST. 

To register for a half day session ONLY, please see the link below.

9:30am to 12:30pm Securing the Digital Highway
1:30pm to 4:30pm Common Sense Isn’t Very Common: Social Media Etiquette & Branding 

Council Members
9:30am to 12:30pm

Course Overview:
Securing the Digital Highway
This workshop will be designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the digital world that includes the ‘internet of things’ and the information rights, roles and responsibilities of elected members.
By the end of the presentation elected members should be able to:
- Explain why it is important to protect their information;
- Define the protective layers used to secure information;
- Describe methods to secure the mobile devices on which they may receive information;
- Acknowledge the level of care required when sending and receiving emails and other Council documents; and
- Understand that the security of information, regardless of how it is sent or received, is everybody’s responsibility!
- Determine the right branding by using the right device and the right email address;
- Identify digital information issues in the broader community;
- Consider secure thought: thinking about the consequences of information leakage;
- Operate with information security, privacy and confidentiality in mind.

Council Members
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Course Overview:
Common Sense Isn’t Very Common: Social Media Etiquette & Branding

This workshop is designed to give a thorough understanding of the global reach of social media, its pitfalls and benefits. It is an environment in which bad manners, poor behaviour and forgotten etiquette all seem to be amplified and forgetting to think about what you have said before hitting publish can have real consequences. The social media environment can seem daunting at first but there are real benefits for elected members to use it.
Some of the areas to be covered in the workshop include:
In the beginning: Logos, buzzwords and chat, what communication in the digital economy is and means;
Social media platform personalities: being cautious about what gets shared with which accounts: LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+;
Etiquette:, the differences and what they mean;
Brand YOU: Personal branding – it has never been more important, thanks to social media!
Protect your identity from identity theft: safe social networking.
Jo Stewart-Rattray and Nicola Cowley - BRM Holdich