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

VinciWorks to release new Email@Risk course

Email comes with risks, whether in personal or professional settings. Email is usually irretrievable, and all too often people don’t think before clicking send or clicking a suspicious link. One wrong click could cripple your company in a matter of minutes. Each time we open our email, we’re diving into a world of risks.

VinciWorks’ upcoming Email@Risk course is designed to help users understand what those risks are and how to take action to mitigate the risks and avoid your email address being the source of the next great data breach or embarrassing ‘reply all’.

The course takes a modern, engaging approach to training on this subject with a focus on relevant, clean design, up to date information and guidance, tips and interactive questions and exercises to ensure that staff have the skills they need to recognise and responsibly respond to a wide variety of email-related risks and threats.

Course outcomes

  • Understand the risks presented by email and learn how to identify red flags
  • Learn about common phishing tactics and how to avoid falling prey to their bate
  • Learn how to avoid making simple mistakes such as “reply all”
  • Learn how to protect documents and emails, personalised to refer to the specific email provider of the user, with encryption
  • Understand best-practice etiquette for email and inbox management
  • Receive best-practice guidance for writing subject lines and email content

Course features

  • Smooth, user friendly scroll design
  • Detailed, up-to-date information on the latest and most pressing email risks delivered in concise, easy-to-read units
  • Real-life accounts of email mistakes and practical tips on how to avoid them
  • Detailed, personalised steps explaining how to implement email protections on various platforms; for example, how to encrypt documents and emails
  • A unit dedicated to COVID-19 email scams

This new course can be fully customised to be relevant to your organisation, the industry and each department within the organisation.

The course can be used as a stand-alone unit, or can be integrated into the larger framework of a cyber awareness learning plan. Our vast and expanding cyber security training suite prepares users for all cyber risks. It includes hours of training, hundreds of micro-learning modules and topics from social media to IT security.

If you would like to know more about the course and be updated when it is released, complete the short form below and someone from our team will be in touch.

New course release – Social Media: Communicating at Work

Social Media: Communicating at Work, takes a practical and comprehensive approach to training staff on the dangers and pitfalls of social media use at work.

How can you keep your employees safe online?

Social media and social networking have been in our lives for many years, and you’ve probably been using them for longer than you think. Social media platforms have evolved lightyears from their primitive forms in the earliest days of the internet when people would post messages on bulletin boards. Today, social media blurs the boundaries between our once distinct personal and professional personas. From sharing our views on the world to celebrating professional achievements and even interacting with brands as a consumer, the way we present ourselves online has rapidly become the marker of who we are in the real world.

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AML risk assessment for law firms – Centralised reporting for on-boarding new clients

EU AML legislation requires law firms to conduct client due diligence before they are allowed to advise their clients. Firms are also required to keep such information up to date. 

Some firms are still conducting client due diligence (CDD) via lengthy Word, PDF and Excel forms. Entries are then stored in spreadsheets, making it difficult to keep track of such reports, ensure correct courses of action are taken, update details and ensure any red flags are either resolved or escalated. Spreadsheets are limited by their two-dimensional nature, lack of automation tools and lack of security. 

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New release – Four new cyber awareness knowledge checks

Cyber security vigilance is more relevant than ever now with many staff working from home. VinciWorks has released four new short courses to help organisations test their staff’s cyber security knowledge. Knowledge checks consist of different scenarios to help employees understand which course of action to take in different situations. Feedback is given after each question is answered, allowing users to improve their knowledge while completing the assessment. A score is given at the end of each assessment, meaning users can easily establish how much they have yet to learn. We recommend knowledge checks are added to existing cyber security training plans as a refresher course.

The knowledge checks cover several areas of cyber security, including the basics, passwords, social engineering, and phishing.

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What does a cyber awareness training plan look like?

Our interactive phishing challenges test users’ ability to spot red flags in emails

Cyber security is the number one threat to businesses and criminals are nothing if not innovators. In the first half of 2020, for example, cyber attackers were sending 1.5 million malicious emails per day related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in firewalls and encryption software is only part of the solution. It must be paired with staff training to have even a remote chance of being effective. Human error still causes most cyber breaches, and no amount of expensive software or outsourced IT security specialists can be a substitute for effective ongoing training.

Cyber security training is most effective when delivered in short, micro-learning modules and users retain the information best when it is relevant to their individual circumstances and level of expertise. Just as we may not need to teach IT professionals about password protection, HR staff don’t need to know the technical specifications of the business’ firewall.

VinciWorks has created a full suite of cyber security courses. We recommend integrating the training into a year-long cyber security training plan. The advanced plan is most relevant for those who have not taken in-depth cyber security training before and lack basic knowledge and understanding of cyber security risks and how to mitigate them. The standard plan is relevant for all other staff.

We suggest two cyber awareness training plans. These training plans are examples; our team can work with you to help create the training plan that works best for your organisation.

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New cyber security training brings new levels of personalisation and customisation

Cyber training is most effective when delivered in short, micro-learning modules and users retain the information best when it is relevant to their individual circumstances and level of expertise. We may not need to teach IT professionals about password protection, just as the average staff member doesn’t need to know the technical specifications of the business’ firewall.

Cyber Security: Journey to Safety is the latest addition to our comprehensive cyber awareness training suite. The training takes course building and personalisation to the next level. Using our new builder, you can dynamically configure the training to cover topics relevant to your organisation. The builder can be used multiple times to create different courses for different job roles, or micro-courses for a cyber awareness drip campaign. All of this configuration happens instantaneously, with live previews of the results.

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New course release – Conflicts of Interest Knowledge Check

A quick news search will reveal how prevalent and widespread conflicts of interest in the workplace are, affecting every industry and not sparing any corner of the globe. Sometimes, conflicts may be minor and prove to be innocuous, but often, conflicts pose a serious threat that could seriously undermine an organisation’s reputation and future, and even have legal implications. VinciWorks has released a short knowledge check as part of its new course “Conflicts of Interest in the Workplace” to help organizations test their staff’s knowledge of conflicts of interest in the workplace, including how to spot conflicts of interest and helping staff understand the influence of their actions. Knowledge checks include a review of terms and concepts as well as scenario questions to help employees understand which course of action to take in different situations. We recommend knowledge checks be used alongside the new full-length Conflicts of Interest in the Workplace compliance course.

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VinciWorks’ DAC6 reporting solution announced as a finalist for the British Legal Technology Awards

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On Wednesday 9 September, as we were wrapping up a successful fourth DAC6 Core Group Meeting via Zoom, we were announced as one of the four finalists for this year’s British Legal Technology Awards. This year, our DAC6 reporting solution was nominated in the category of IT Product or Service of the Year. The announcement follows hard work from our full-time DAC6 team consisting of developers, subject-matter experts, support technicians and designers.

This is the third award VinciWorks has been nominated for in 2020 after our mental health training was nominated for the EG Tech Awards and the InsideOut Awards.

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New Course Release – Mental Health Knowledge Check

The estimated cost of mental ill-health to UK employers each year is between £33 billion and £42 billion, totalling around 91 million lost working days. Two-thirds of UK CEOs considered the mental health of their employees as a priority, but only 16% had a defined strategy in place to help them. VinciWorks has released a short knowledge check to compliment its award-nominated course, Mental Health: Wellbeing at Work, to help organisations test their staff’s knowledge of mental health issues and their applications at work, including giving users an understanding of some of the causes of stress at work, what can happen when problems are not dealt with, and how employers can help.

The knowledge check includes a review of terms and concepts as well as scenario questions to help employees understand which course of action to take in different situations. We recommend the knowledge check be used alongside the full-length Mental Health: Wellbeing at Work course. Widespread staff training can help shift the culture to one that’s open to talking and helping, thus helping shatter taboos that are too often prevalent when it comes to mental health.

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Ergonomics Assessment for Employees

The DSE Regulations require that employers provide their staff with a suitable workstation, as well as taking steps to protect them from the risks of working with display screen equipment. Using DSE (i.e. PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones) for extended periods or using them incorrectly can result in fatigue, eye strain, upper limb problems, back and neck problems, repetitive strain injury, stress, headaches and more.

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