Trained staff are vital to your organisation's cyber resilience
People are often the first and strongest point of contact when it comes to security. It’s important that you offer appropriate cyber resilience training and awareness raising arrangements for your workforce.
This section aims to provide support businesses, charities and individuals with signposting and access to simple, free and trusted training resources and guidance to protect and keep themselves safe online at work and in their personal lives.
Free Guide: An Introduction to Cyber Security for Staff
Ethical hackers at the Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland have developed a new staff cyber guide titled ‘An Introduction to Cyber Security’.
This guide will provide non-technical employees with an overview of cyber security’s best practices and how to spot common cyber threats. It also provides instructions on developing secure passwords and protecting accounts. This helpful guide can also be added to staff induction packs for new employees, not only to help organisations comply with ICO’s requirements but to also make people more aware of what cyber threats exist.
The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) ‘Top Tips for Staff’ free e-learning training package helps you get confident with what cyber security means for you and includes steps you can take to stay safe online.
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 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.
NCSC’s cyber security training demonstrates how to improve your organisation’s resilience and will cover five key areas.
You’ll explore each of these topics by navigating several encounters a small business owner may have with cyber security over the course of a week, Monday to Friday. Staff will answer questions, identify possible issues and make suggestions to prevent and tackle common cyber security challenges.
This NCSC training highlights some of the main threats that schools face and provides guidance and advice to protect against them. It has been designed to be accessible by any staff member and no prior technical knowledge is required. On completion, staff can download a certificate to indicate they have taken part.
The Cyber Aware Workers Toolkit is an interactive resource to provide knowledge and awareness for all workers in Scotland. This toolkit is ideal for any tutor, learning rep, member or worker in Scotland who is keen to develop their own skills and wants to share this knowledge with colleagues.
Progress through the activity below. It will take around 25 minutes in total.
The Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Unit have produced an interactive staff Training Guide which complements the NCSC’s training package, ‘Stay Safe Online: Top Tips for Staff’.
This training guide is aimed at those who lead on training in an organisation and helps them teach non-technical staff the cyber fundamentals, providing access to practical exercises to support training.
Free e-learning training introduces why cyber security is important and how attacks happen. It will give you actionable advice about how to defend yourself. The NCSC’s e-learning package ‘Top Tips For Staff’ can be completed online, or built into your […]
The training demonstrates how you can improve your organisation’s resilience, and covers five key areas. You’ll explore each of these topics by navigating several encounters a small business owner may have with cyber security over the course of a week, […]
Free cyber security training to raise awareness and help school staff manage some of the key cyber threats facing schools. The training is available in two formats: a scripted presentation pack or group delivery can be found below in the […]
CyberScotland partner Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland has released a new staff induction document titled ‘An Introduction to Cyber Security’. This free online resource, developed by ethical hackers at the Cyber and Fraud Centre, provides easily accessible cyber security […]