Category Archives: Course & product updates

VinciWorks is continuously updating their courses, releasing new learning tools and creating new products. Get all the updates here.

VinciWorks’ courses allow users to “test out”

How do you ensure that your staff undertake the training most relevant to them? How can experienced staff learn at their own pace and avoid just repeating the basics? VinciWorks’ two new gamified courses, Anti-Bribery: Know Your Deal and Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Risk, allow users to “test out” and demonstrate their mastery of the subject matter quickly.

How does “testing out” work?

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In VinciWorks’ latest anti-money laundering course, users gain extra points by reviewing additional reading material

When completing these courses, users can jump directly to the scored scenarios and achieve the required number of experience points by answering everything correctly. Staff who answer incorrectly or who feel more comfortable reading background material first can choose to review the additional material and accrue enough experience points to complete each module that way.

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VinciWorks to release new GDPR micro course

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a major shakeup in data protection laws across all Member States of the EU. It will officially come into force on 25 May 2018, and as a Regulation, will automatically be applied in every Member State.

With GDPR just months from coming into full force, we are set to release a new micro course on the topic. The 10 minute course guides users through the changes being applied as a result of GDPR. GDPR: The Basics will complement our existing online GDPR course, GDPR: Privacy at Work.

Screenshot from GDPR micro course

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VinciWorks to release new anti-bribery course

New anti-bribery training from VinciWorks

VinciWorks will soon be releasing a new course, Anti-Bribery: Know Your Deal. The course drops users into immersive scenarios to test their knowledge, understanding and ability to uncover risks of bribery in their working life.

Despite the UK Bribery Act having come into force in 2010, bribery is still a hugely problematic issue in corporate life. Billions of pounds of fines are levied every year and frequent reports hit the headlines of investigations and prosecutions from the US Department of Justice and UK Serious Fraud Office.

Bribery cases have ensnared some of the world’s largest companies, biggest sporting bodies and most powerful politicians. The propensity for some people to act corruptly might never change, but our approach to training and compliance can.

In Anti-Bribery: Know Your Deal, users face a set of realistic characters and scenarios from all walks of life, some of whom may be trying to offer, or ask for, a bribe. It is up to users to assess each situation and decide on the best course of action based on company procedures and the law.

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New micro course – protect your organisation from the next ransomware attack

2017 saw a rise in the number and scope of ransomware attacks, with the highest profile attack, WannaCry, affecting over 230,000 organisations worldwide and causing the NHS to cancel appointments and operations. VinciWorks’ new interactive micro course on ransomware helps users understand exactly what ransomware is and how to avoid being the next victim of such an attack. Ransomware is part of VinciWorks’ cyber security suite that has recently been updated to include six new interactive apps and Phishing Challenge 2.0.

The course covers:

  • Understanding what ransomware is and the dangers such attacks present
  • Key definitions related to ransomware, such as “phishing”, “spear phishing”, “malware” and “Bitcoin”
  • 2017 ransomware attacks and how they happened
  • Visual examples of how attacks happen
  • Guidance on how to avoid being the target of ransomware attacks
  • What to do in case of an attack
  • Assessment to review what has been learnt

Demo ransomware micro course

Two free Phishing Challenges to assess employee risk

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Employees are the weakest link in most cyber security attacks. The VinciWorks Phishing Challenge and Phishing Challenge 2.0 address this weakness by training employees to spot phishing emails.

This five-minute, mobile-friendly challenges:

  • Educate users on how to spot suspicious emails
  • Produce a report with each employee’s phishing risk score
  • Enable you to identify high-risk employees
  • Challenge users to spot red-flags in real phishing emails

Demo Phishing Challenge 1.0

Demo Phishing Challenge 2.0

The Phishing Challenges are designed as “knowledge checks”, a five-minute, SCORM compliant e-learning course that can be used in any learning management system to track user completions and risk score.

It is available for free, whether or not you are a VinciWorks client.

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Updated Cyber Security training suite with two new courses

The number of cyber attacks hit an all-time high last year, with the threat expected to increase in 2018. The highest profile attack, WannaCry, affected over 230,000 organisations worldwide and caused the NHS to cancel appointments and operations. Human error remains the most likely cause of cyber breaches, with phishing emails the no. 1 tactic used by attackers. In more sophisticated attacks, such as spear phishing attacks, phishing emails will target individuals or organisations, being more personalised to include the victim or company’s name. The results of such an attack can be devastating, often resulting in sensitive information being compromised and financial repercussions.

Two new courses added to cyber security suite

VinciWorks’ cyber security suite has now been updated to help protect staff from the latest threats. We have added two new short courses, allowing users to learn how to protect themselves and their organisation in just five minutes.

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VinciWorks’ online course plan

After a successful 2017 that saw over 170,000 course completions, we are excited to present our tentative plan for our new course releases and updates planned for 2018. Every year, Vinciworks plans its course schedule based on a combination of client feedback and prevalent compliance issues.

Updated cyber security training suite with two new courses

After several high profile cyber attacks exposed millions of systems in 2017, VinciWorks is set to release two mini courses to help staff protect themselves and their organisation from the latest threats. Each course can be completed in just five minutes. The two new courses are:

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Diversity course updated to include guidance against sexual harassment

2017 ended with a flurry of allegations against high-profile men, many of whom in the music and entertainment industry, as well as allegations against members of Parliament. The allegations came to light following Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace after several women accused him of sexual assault and rape. In late 2017, the #MeToo campaign on social media, together with a BBC survey showing half of the women in the UK have been sexually harassed in the workplace, shed further light on how serious and rampant the issue of sexual harassment at work has become.

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New module added to Data Protection: Privacy at Work – Subject Access Requests

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GDPR mandates certain procedures when dealing with subject access requests

VinciWorks has added a new module to its data protection course, Data Protection: Privacy at Work. The new module on subject access requests explains what a subject access request is and how to respond to one. The module is the latest addition to the course, following the global data protection guide that was recently added.

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VinciWorks by the numbers: 2017 – a year in review

2017 was an exciting year at VinciWorks. Our technology team broke new ground integrating next-generation web technologies into our e-learning products, making them more customisable and more mobile friendly than ever. Our content team produced an ever greater number of courses, guides, policies and compliance updates, shedding new light and delving ever deeper into the most complex compliance topics of the day. Our risk management and product teams continued to enhance our suite of risk and compliance products, innovating and improving them with new features and applications, with many more to come in 2018.

Here are some highlights from the past year at VinciWorks.

170,000 course completions

Course completions on the VinciWorks LMS have increased by over 20,000 this year. Many organisations are choosing to use the VinciWorks LMS in addition to their in-house LMS due to its robust automation and improved  reporting and compliance features.

1038 individually tailored courses

In 2017 VinciWorks reimagined the meaning of ‘course’. We focused on developing new learning products individually tailored and specifically customised to the needs of each learner. We embedded ‘gamification’ elements and personalised features to create higher levels of engagement and attainment. Some of our course highlights from this year include:

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