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Cybersecurity and business management training

Our training programme offers a mix of cybersecurity and business management training to help business leaders exceed their potential

Cybersecurity training

Do your board members have certificates to prove their cybersecurity training?

CyberSecurity is an issue for every single one of us, and if your name is listed as a Director at Companies House or if you are a Trustee or a Board Advisor then you have an unavoidable personal liability for a breach within your organisation.

Fines levied and prosecutions made as a result of a data breach or cybersecurity attack or error are legally done so under the principles of The General Data Protection Regulation and under GDPR it is a requirement that all staff receive CyberSecurity education.

There are plenty of training options for your workforce but a distinct lack of board training offerings.

ramsac have created two different workshops which both satisfy these compliance requirements. The training can be delivered to your entire board in a privately booked session or alternatively individual directors or trustees can book a space on one of the monthly courses.

Private bookings can either be delivered in person or remotely. The open board sessions are all delivered on a remote training platform and attendees of either session receive a certificate to prove compliancy.

Training Option 1: The Human Firewall – Because Cybersecurity isn’t an IT problem (210 minutes)

This workshop on Cybersecurity has been designed to equip senior business leaders with vital skills and essential knowledge necessary in today’s fully connected business environment.

According to recent government statistics, around 65 per cent of organisations have been breached or hacked. In other words, data which is considered sensitive, protected, or confidential has been used, copied, transmitted, viewed, or stolen by an individual or organisation unauthorized to do so. However, unlike other crimes, you may not know that it has happened until weeks, even months, after the event. It is taking leaders a long time to realise this is a business issue and not a technology issue. There are very few businesses where a cyber-threat is not a major risk to its welfare. Warren Buffet famously said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to destroy it.” These days a company’s reputation can be destroyed within a couple of clicks.

Technology is evolving faster than we can generate individuals with the skills and experience we need. The agile nature of business, along with remote working technology, has left more companies open to the risk of cyber-attacks and it is vital that we understand the problem, know how to plan for it, talk about it and start to take action.

Course Objectives:

To equip Attendees to:

  • Understand how cybercrime can and will impact your business.
  • Have an awareness of the latest scams being targeted at businesses of all sizes.
  • Have the ability to direct and prepare for cybersecurity risks, knowing how to talk both to IT and the rest of the business.
  • Understand the impact of cyber with regards to GDPR.


To equip Attendees to:

  • Understand current cybersecurity risks and how to mitigate them.
  • Have an easy to understand approach for preparing for a cybersecurity attack.
  • Have reassurance and confidence in a must-know subject with plenty of tips and useful anecdotes.
  • Understand what needs to be done with cybersecurity for the GDPR

Cost: £300 per attendee

Availability: Monthly open course or private booking by arrangement.

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Training option 2 – Cybersecurity: A 10 Point Plan (90 minutes)

This is a shorter workshop which is practical and a highly valuable session that works brilliantly as a remote session and can be delivered in 90 minutes for those who want a shorter speaker session.

Vigilance starts in the boardroom and it is crucial that the C-suite take an active role in understanding the level of risk they are exposed to and establishing a meaningful and effective strategy.

The session is engaging, entertaining and thought provoking. At the end of it, delegates will have a checklist of at least ten things that they should be doing in their business, questions that they need to be asking of their IT advisers and a strategy for minimising risk of prosecution. Anyone who has already done the Human Firewall workshop will understand that CyberSecurity is not an IT problem!

This workshop is suitable for all directors and board advisors, it can be consumed as a stand-alone session or in addition to the Human Firewall workshop (which is a 3½ hour session either in person or remotely). Equally it does not matter in which order groups do the workshops.

Course Objectives:

To equip attendees to:

  • Understand their liability and risks with regards to cybercrime
  • Hear about the latest scams and CyberSecurity risks
  • Consider the additional challenges of a Work from Anywhere/Home culture
  • Understand what the ICO and Insurers expect to see in play.


Delegates will:

  • Have a 10+ point action plan/check list
  • Better understand the business challenge and how to tackle it at all levels.
  • Know how to challenge and question your IT advisers (internal or external)
  • Feel comfortable talking about a subject that may be alien to them
  • Attendees with a CyberSecurity background themselves will have a methodology for talking to businesses in a way that they understand and act.

Cost: £200 per attendee

Availability: Monthly open course or private booking by arrangement.

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Board training sessions are delivered by Rob May.

Rob is founder and Managing Director of ramsac, he is also an award-winning CyberSecurity Speaker and recently listed in the top 10 CyberSecurity Keynote speakers worldwide. Rob is also the UK Ambassador for Cybersecurity for the Institute of Directors, on the Advisory Board of the South East Cyber Resilience Centre and he is currently ranked No.5 in the Global rankings for CyberSecurity Thought Leaders/Influencers. His TED Talk has now had over 400,000 views (on TEDx YouTube and TED.COM). He is a published author selling his cybersecurity books on Amazon in 7 countries. And he makes a complex yet vital subject fun, entertaining, actionable, and very relevant.

Cybersecurity Education

All Cybersecurity Education  training modules are delivered via a 2 hour video conference by Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag

Cybersecurity for Road Warriors (and Couch Potatoes)

This training course is intended for the frequent travelers and the remote/home workers. Practical tips for everyday Cyber Resilience is no longer optional, it is crucial to survive in today's business world

Cybersecurity for the rest of us

We are using technology in our connected world and are expected to do that safely. Does that mean we have to be IT specialists? No! This course is created for the non technical teams.

Back to the future Cybersecurity

Manufacturing and Infrastructure are driven by long term investments and matching depreciation of technology and equipment Industrial Equipment which is older than the specialists operating them is not uncommon.

Leadership and Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility in which even the smallest mistake can cause lasting business risks and damages This course is designed to help leaders and managers understand that we are all in the same boat.

Cyber Crisis Management

Recent events have demonstrated that cyber incidents will happen, not if but when! Preparation and crisis management are key to prevent long term disruptive impact.

Small Business Cybersecurity

Size does not matter when it comes to Cybersecurity Incidents will happen and small and medium sized businesses need to be prepared to deal with it without going out of business

Cyber Manufacturing Training

All Cyber Manufacturing Training modules are delivered via a 2 hour video conference by Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag

Cloud & IoT in Manufacturing

When done right, Cloud and IoT can provide smart solutions for manufacturing and industrial facilities. Actionable information at the moment it is needed. Planning the future instead of managing the past!

Digital Transformation for Manufacturing and Industry

Manufacturing and Industrial facilities can benefit from the right digital transformation, which does not have to include the cloud. The right solutions and combination of technology and processes is “all it takes”

Business Management Education

All Business Management Education modules are delivered via a 2 hour video conference by Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag

Digital Inclusion

2 billion people are in need of assistance due to some form of disability. Some of these disabilities are visible, others are unseen. Are we providing inclusive cyber secure solutions and how can we increase our own awareness?

Critical Service Analyses

Every aspect of Digital Transformation will touch and change the processes within the organization. How will these changes impact the business contingency and crisis mitigation plans?

Digital Transformation beyond IT

Digital Transformation involves much more than IT systems and technology. The core objective of Digital Transformation is to optimize processes, become customer focused, and enable fast adaption whenever needed

Strategic Business Development

Although mid term and long term sales strategies are part of the Strategic Business Development responsibilities, it is just one of the four domains in which it enables organic organizational growth

Agile Business Management

The Game Changers of this century have all embraced the Agile Business Management principles in one way or the other. A closer look also shows that each one of them created their own organizational approach to Agile

PMO and Agile Delivery

Contractual obligations, business plans, budgets and the autonomy of Agile are not mutually exclusive when the rights skillsets and mindsets are applied and embraced

Autonomous Project Delivery

This course is a leadership training to develop the skillset and mindset to be able to let go of control and develop the organizational power to deliver autonomously

RED TEAM Business Management

In Digital Transformation we need to cultivate Critical Thinking as part of our culture RED TEAM Business Management creates the mindset and the skillset to remain constructively critical while we move forward

Cybersecurity Education, Cyber Manufacturing Training and Buisiness Management Education sessions are delivered by Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag.

Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag, MBA, M.Sc., B.E.

Founder and CEO of Spearhead Management, Executive Consultant, Business Coach and Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Author, and award-winning content creator for Cyber Security, Leadership and Agile Business Management.

With a background and promotions in Applied Information Technology, Manufacturing, and Operations Management, Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag learned the tricks of the trade in leadership as a young officer. Leading by example gets a different dimension when you are literally out in the field, and these hands-on lessons continue to be the foundation of the work of Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag.

Focusing on the optimal collaboration between human potential and technology by developing the needed mindset and skill set in organizations, is the core of the consulting, coaching and training portfolio.

This can be in Cyber Security, where the human factor has a significant higher impact than all the technology combined. Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 can only succeed when the organization is driving technology and transition. Agile and Agility require an organization that is ready and willing to adept, with the right mindset and skillset to accept challenges as they come.

After promoting in Applied Information Technology, the mother of Digital Transformation, and leading a fast-growing software company, it was clear to me that technology evolves significantly faster than we enable people. Since then, I focus on the Human Element in Digital Transformation and enable people and organizations to become Human Centric technology leaders.

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11:29 22 May 20
Changing IT support providers, like changing lawyers, is not a decision any business takes lightly or frequently. The decision is fraught with numerous questions such as whether the new team will understand my business needs, will it cause teething problems, and more importantly, will the reality match the sales pitch! We took that decision to move to Ramsac in January after ten years with another provider and we have not regretted that choice for a moment. Ramsac are simply great! From the get go we have been very well supported from the front line very helpful telephone support team right up to our relationship manager. We feel that the Ramsac team are very much an integral part of us . What however has driven us to write this review is the fabulous support we have received following a cyber attack this week. Something no business wants to happen but is increasingly a sad factor of modern cyber life. The Ramsac cyber support team were superb and really gave us first class support and guidance through what was frankly a horrible experience. Thank you Dan! Denise Herrington
The HR Services Partnership
The HR Services Partnership
17:59 16 Jan 20
We have worked with Ramsac since 2015. They offer a truly winning formula. We have been delighted by their support at all three levels: our network consultant (Colin) understands our set up and is great when we need to upgrade our infrastructure; we have ready access to our account manager who has been great with supporting our growth; and the helpdesk is always so patient for the day-to-day glitches. Very professional and supportive – thank you team ramsac!
Zoe Brooks
Zoe Brooks
13:02 16 Jan 20
Sam on the support desk is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Every time I have rung with an issue and she has helped the problem has always been rectified smoothly and quickly!
Sarah-Jane Calloway
Sarah-Jane Calloway
16:02 06 Jan 20
Ed spent two days with us following an office reshuffle. He worked to a very high standard and was very helpful, courteous and happy to sort out anything we asked of him!
Luke Hoey
Luke Hoey
14:20 07 Nov 19
Always very helpful and will work hard to resolve any issues you have.
Richard Renson
Richard Renson
16:54 10 Dec 18
Great, helpful IT Kings and Queens
Andrew Worth
Andrew Worth
12:37 30 Aug 18
fine bunch
Colin Warner
Colin Warner
08:46 06 Dec 17
Excellent managed service provider.
Selom B
Selom B
11:58 10 Dec 16
First Class!! Responsive, knowledgeable, professional and very easy to work with - Ramsac have been a fantastic strategic IT partner for the last few years and I'm sure will continue to be for many years going forward. I would highly recommend them!
Ian Windle - Inspiring Leadership
Ian Windle - Inspiring Leadership
08:53 04 Jul 16
Great IT business, with a powerful management team. Could not recommend them more highly.
Patrick O'Luanaigh
Patrick O'Luanaigh
10:55 01 Jul 16
A truly fantastic IT support company - I can't speak highly enough about them.
Sarah Whitemore
Sarah Whitemore
11:59 20 Jun 16
I have known Dan May and Ramsac for 5 or 6 years now. Dan is such a great guy and really helpful with strategic advice and input on all things IT. He's so approachable and doesn't baffle you with IT jargon. If you are looking to outsource your IT or you have a problem you need help with Dan is definitely the one to ask.
Jonathan Richards
Jonathan Richards
12:14 31 May 16
I've worked with Ramsac for many years and whole heartedly recommend their services. They are always professional, approachable and have the rare skill of making IT understandable. Their can do attitude leaves you feeling that you are in safe hands.
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