9. Cyber Security at Work

If you are an employee whose employer uses any form of technology, you must understand that cyber criminals WILL target your company no matter how big or small. YOU have an essential part to play in defeating this. It is NOT just an IT department problem.

Online Learning

The National Cyber Security Centre have created an online platform for staff to train – ‘Top Tips for Staff‘. It runs in the web browser, is totally free, easy-to-use and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The training introduces why cyber security is important and how attacks happen, and then covers four key areas:

  • defending yourself against phishing
  • using strong passwords
  • securing your devices
  • reporting incidents (‘if in doubt, call it out’)

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 with tips that complement any existing policies and procedures.

Business Owners

We have separate guidance for owners of businesses of any size. This includes information on the support services SEROCU’s Cyber Protect team can offer you for free.