Cyber Security

As digital activity has increased and businesses rely more on connectivity to increase their efficiency; as a result, cyber attacks have become more common. The following are all cyber attacks that have occurred in 2021 alone:

Cyber Attack Statistics

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.

The report also revealed that 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 them 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 for medium and large firms combined – at £13,400.

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.

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

It is therefore very important for an organisation to invest in cyber security training to raise awareness in your organisation and reduce cyber security vulnerabilities.

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.

A branded certificate is also issued upon completion of the course.

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

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.


*This course has been produced in conjunction with and checked by IT solutions company Confidence IT

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