The training demonstrates how you can improve your organisation’s resilience, and covers five key areas:
1.Backing up your organisation's data correctly
2.Protecting your organisation against malware
3.Keeping the devices used by your employees secure
4.The importance of creating strong passwords
5.Defending your organisation against phishing
The training will put your staff in the driving seat. They will be answering questions, identifying issues, and making suggestions for how to prevent, and tackle common cyber security challenges.
Many smaller organisations may feel that they're not at risk from cyber-attacks, believing that criminals only target larger companies who have access to more customers, data, and finances. However, 38% of micro and small organisations experienced a Cyber Security breach in the last 12 months, and of those that lost data or assets, the average amount lost was £8170*.
The training is primarily aimed at SMEs, charities and the voluntary sector, but can be applied to any organisation, regardless of size or sector. It's been deliberately designed for a non-technical audience (who may have little or no knowledge of cyber security), with tips that complement any existing policies and procedures.
How to use the training
There are two options for using the e-learning package:
The first (and easiest) way is to direct your staff to the Cyber security for small organisations page, which is hosted on the NCSC website. The package is free to use and includes knowledge checks. No login is required - just click on the link and start learning.
The other way is to integrate the package into your own organisation's training platform. You can do this by downloading a zip file, which contains the package as a SCORM-compliant file.