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  • Writer's pictureJared Thompson

Just 1 in 5 Employers giving staff basic Cyber Security Training

Employers are being urged to introduce security awareness training as the DCMS report finds many firms aren’t training their staff on cyber security basics.

The Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey reported that just 18% of businesses train staff on cyber security, with only 15% carrying out a cyber security vulnerability audit.

You must keep your business secure by implementing cyber security (and working from home) policies and regular security awareness training with your workforce.

The DCMS report found that just 31% of firms have a virtual private network, or VPN, for staff connecting remotely. Just 64% of businesses mention remote working in their cyber security policies.

With resources continuing to be stretched, just 27% have business continuity plans that mention cyber security and only 15% have completed an audit of their cyber security vulnerabilities.

By signing up for Membership with the Cyber Resilience Centre, you can use our templates to ensure your business has the most recent cybersecurity policies and procedures. These policies will help you put the right measures in place to ensure your business has clear security strategies and can respond efficiently if an incident occurs.

Whilst basic knowledge of cyber security should be expected from all your employees, it’s important to implement cyber security training.

Employers should increase the level of training with specific guidance for your industry. You must implement security training when onboarding new starters and follow this up throughout your employee’s lifecycle.

The most common breaches or attacks against your employees are phishing emails and hackers impersonating your organisation or senior staff members.

The Cyber Resilience Centre can offer your staff security awareness training to provide simple and effective knowledge so your staff understand their environment and give them the confidence to challenge when something doesn’t look right.

Ready to prepare your staff with security awareness training? Contact us today to learn more.

Cyber Resilience Centre Membership gives the very best guidance and support for businesses of any size, defending you against the latest online crime threats.


How can we support your business?

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Raise your staff's awareness of phishing emails and guard your business against the growing trend of social-engineering threats.


Training your employees on what a phishing attack looks like makes them more likely to identify and report scams.

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Our training package is designed and delivered by cyber experts giving you access to the most up-to-date information in an ever-changing cyber landscape.

You can purchase single-place training spots or a cyber security workshop.

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Our premium membership package is aimed at medium-sized businesses and includes bespoke security awareness training sessions.


This allows your business to train several cyber security champions and an assessment of your cyber risk. 

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