Cyber Essentials For Media Production

Course Overview    

First Option has joined forces with security specialists Full Frame Technology to offer you our new Cyber Essentials Course.

Designed by media experts for media experts.

Cybersecurity has become a growing focus for the production sector, with commissioners imposing ever higher and more stringent security requirements. The pace of content creation - and the shifting nature of the teams - make cybersecurity particularly challenging, and help to explain why it's often the first thing to be sacrificed when a production turns challenging. This session is led by Martin Turner, who is both a former senior manager at the BBC and one of its first video journalists... and who admits to having broken pretty much every rule in the cybersecurity handbook. The session is guaranteed free of jargon and is based on practicality, rather than making recommendations that will interfere with the production process and never be followed.

Individuals can book on to our pre-scheduled courses, but sessions can also be scheduled at client offices with content tailored to specific requirements.

Course Content 

The interactive 2-hour session brings cybersecurity to life by using constantly-updated content that draws on what's happening right now. When you book a place we'll ask you for the key issues that concern you, but all courses cover:

  • The threat? Understanding the scale and nature of attacks
  • Securing staff and data: Spotting threats and mitigating risks
  • Legislation: The real impact of new rules on data protection
  • Collaboration: How to work together securely
  • Social media: How to stop attackers exploiting the information we share
Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real-life incidents, group participation and discussion.

Where & When


  • Wednesday 29th April 2020
  • Tuesday 19th May 2020
  • Wednesday 17th June 2020

Time: 10am-12pm

Venue: Orwell House, 16-18 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3LN

Dates & Booking

£120.00 Plus VAT
There are currently no scheduled dates available for this course, please contact us for more information