Cyber Security


20–30 min

BackgroundCourse Overview

Cyber attack statistics

As digital activity has increased and businesses rely more on connectivity to increase their efficiency, cyber attacks have become more common. According to statistics from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), four in ten businesses (39%) reported having cyber security attacks or breaches in the 12-month period covering March 2020 to April 2021. Also, around a quarter of charities (26%) suffered an attack or breach in the same 12-month period.

Additionally, among the organisations which identified attacks or breaches, around a quarter of them experience attacks at least once a week.

What are the costs to businesses?

In the UK, the average costs for businesses is estimated to be £8,460, with a higher estimated cost (£13,400) for medium and large firms combined. Overall, cyber crime is believed to cost the UK an estimated £27 billion every year, as well as the immeasurable costs of intellectual property theft and espionage.

It is crucial to provide Cyber Security online training to all employees who do any work in the cyberspace, so that they learn how to recognise online security threats and follow steps to minimise their risks.

Cyber security training

With the significant advantages that digitalisation has bought along, there are new risks and dangers that we need to learn and understand. Cyber Security online training is very important on both an individual level and as a member of an organisation.

It is therefore very important to invest in cyber security training to raise awareness in your organisation and reduce any vulnerabilities you might have. A sufficient Cyber Security course will not only train your workers but also improve your overall security.

Why should I do this course?

This Cyber Security training course has been produced in conjunction with IT solutions company Confidence IT, and aims to provide the learner with up-to-date knowledge of the different tactics that scammers and hackers are currently using, and how to prevent (or significantly reduce) the vulnerabilities for such attacks in your organisation.

Safesmart delivers Cyber Security Training for your organisation through Smartlog – our comprehensive health & safety compliance software.

Course Content

Why do they do it? – The reasons behind why scammers and hackers commit the crimes that they do; from extorting money, selling information for profit, and fraudulent activities.

What do they do with your information? – What the criminals do with your data, from selling it on to ‘phishers’ to using it for identity theft.

How do they do it?  – A breakdown of the different methods used in cyber crime; including phishing, malware, ransomware, and shareware.

Preventing Cyber Crime – The different measures that your organisation can utilise to prevent attacks, such as using spam filters, firewalls, passwords, encryption, multi-factor authentication, and anti-virus software.

What to do in the event of a cyber attack – Steps to take within your organisation if you have encountered an issue. Acting quickly is essential to stopping a cyber attack of any kind and can reduce the risk of data loss.

This course contains test questions and issues a certificate upon completion.

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