Cyber Necessities Level 1

Gain an understanding for cyber security and learn a skill through practical experience to apply that knowledge for embedding security by design into a company’s process/system of your choosing.

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5 weeks


Instructor-led online


2 (in-class) + 3 (self) hours per week






$1,200 AUD

87% of executives are planning to improve cyber resilience at their organization by strengthening resilience policies, processes and standards

World Economic Forum (WEF)

Global Cyber Security Outlook 2022

Course Overview

This is the first of three levels in the Arascina Cyber Necessities Programâ„¢ aimed at upskilling non-techies in cyber security. You will learn the essentials of cyber security terminology, models and deeper infosec concepts that serve as the foundation for your career in a digital age.

In the practical project, you will design a process or system with cyber security in mind for a given industry or company of your choice. This will make you fit to apply cyber by design and challenge security concepts on new projects and digital transformations.

What you get

Arascina Cyber Necessities Level 1 Course Info

If you are a Risk, Audit or Compliance professional looking to learn about cyber security, then you need to check out the Arascina Cyber Necessities course. I knew I needed to up my knowledge and skills in cyber security but I wasn’t sure how.

The Arascina course was just brilliant. The instructor was so passionate and knowledgeable. The practical project meant that I got to bring all the knowledge taught together and apply it to a real situation for my role.


Consulting, Australia

Value to you

Gain confidence in cyber

The cyber security field can often be intimidating to navigate for non-techies. Understand the foundational concepts, see how they fit together as part of the big picture and gain the confidence to communicate cyber security.

Save time and money

You will receive a burst of knowledge and be taught how to apply cyber security principles in the design of a process or system. Short and sharp at only 5 weeks part-time.

Acquire practical skills for your role

You can read theory anywhere. This course shows you how to apply it through worked examples in class and a project that simulates what you would be required to do in your role.

Open doors to new opportunities

This course will provide you with additional skills to be a step ahead in your chosen profession, increasing your value and consideration for future career opportunities.

Connect with global peers

It’s nice to know there are other like-minded learners like you. What better way than to learn socially together and build your network globally.

Best suited for

No size fits all, we get it. But here is how we have tailored this course with you in mind. Whomever you are, we welcome all learners.

You're awesome in your profession

You know the ins and outs of your profession without a doubt, yet you want to stay relevant and a step ahead of technological change.

You're a business leader

You have a vision for the future. Now you want to be empowered and lead the change in a sustainable and secure way.

You're driving change

You have a great technology team in your workplace. With the level of digital transformation, you think it’s best to be able to talk the same language.

Course FAQ

How is this different from other online courses?

This course will provide you with immersive learning, critical thinking and you walk away with a skill that you can use in your job/role.

If you are looking for a few videos to watch followed by a multiple choice quiz to get a certificate, then this course is likely not for you.

How will this course be delivered?

Classes are run live online with an instructor. An orientation pack will be provided one week prior to classes commencing, which includes your confirmed weekday for the instructor-led class.

This ensures you receive direct access to leading expertise and can ask questions in class, thereby reinforcing your learning as you go.

Which cohort do I get?

As a learner, we want you to get the maximum benefit from your global cohort-learning experience:

  • Upon registration, you will be assigned into a small cohort for optimal instructor-led, online face-to-face classes; and
  • Each week, you will have the opportunity to be learning with like-minded peers as part of a community of other cohorts.

An orientation pack will be provided one week prior to classes commencing, which includes your confirmed weekday for the instructor-led class.

How do I get the skills badge

To receive the skills badge, you will be required to:

  • Attend all instructor-led classes
  • Satisfactorily complete all course activities
  • Satisfactorily complete and submit all elements of the practical project(s)

Will this be awareness or knowledge or skills?

Arascina bridges the gap between knowledge and application so that you walk away with knowledge and skills to use in your job role.

What learners are saying

“[The instructor] helped demystify cyber and I gained invaluable practical skills I can use in providing risk advice on cyber projects. I would highly recommend this course.”

Governance, Risk & Compliance leader

Financial Services, Australia

“I was wondering how [the presenter] was going to make the topic of Cyber Resilience interesting. The presentation style was highly engaging and valuable for regulating the financial services sector in our country.”


Regulator, Qatar

“The case studies were very useful and something we cannot get just by Googling. Thank you for a very nice session.”

Senior Associate

Banking sector, Mauritius

“The practical project meant that I got to bring all the knowledge taught together and apply it to a real situation for my role.”


Consulting, Australia

“Personally it was a very engaging session.”

Senior Executive

Regulator, India

“I am now reading more and more articles on cyber – so this will be a lifelong interest.”

Risk & Compliance leader

Financial Services, Australia

“The course has provided me insight into how cyber is integral in so many aspects of our daily work and lives.”

Audit & Risk Manager

Insurance sector, New Zealand

“Interesting perspectives and considerations into the topic of ransomware.”


Financial Services Sri Lanka

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