A lack of or poor quality information governance training is often cited by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as being the underlying cause of data breaches. In other words confidential and/or sensitive data being lost, damaged, destroyed or subjected to unauthorised disclosure.
Organisations that fail to ensure that their staff are adequately trained in information governance (IG), and provided with the guidance materials they need to enable them to confidentially and effectively discharge their IG responsibilities, face an increased risk of data breaches.
The impact of data breaches can be far reaching and may include monetary penalties (the ICO has the power to fine organisations up to £500,000 per data breach), reputational damage and costly litigation.
Depending on the content and method of delivery, information governance training can be unnecessarily complex and rather dry. Our view is that this is one of the reasons that organisations struggle to ensure that all of their employees are adequately trained in information governance. Providing your staff with effective and engaging training and clear and concise guidance can go a long way towards mitigating these risks.
Which is why IG Smart delivers ig training that is:
From on-location training, to webinars, to videos and animations, we adapt a variety of training methodologies to suit the training needs of each organisation, and the people that work within them.
We constantly revise our training materials to ensure that they remain fit for purpose, in terms of current legislation and best practice recommendations. We are also constantly thinking of new and interesting ways of making information governance a lot more engaging and relevant for staff.