We can’t expect staff to be able to spot phishing emails or to know how to create strong passwords without cyber awareness training. While a minority of cyber attacks are caused by malicious staff, the majority are due to basic human error. Many phishing emails, for example, are very convincing. By training our staff we can set them up for success.
Make sure staff are trained to know the benefits of operating digitally but are also aware of cyber security threats and how to deal with them. Due to the rapid development and changes in digital technology it is a good idea to add cyber security to your annual training plans.
The National Cyber Security Centre has produced an e-learning training package. It is free and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Stay Safe Online: Top Tips for Staff training is primarily aimed at small and mediums sizes organisations, charities and the voluntary sector, but can be applied to any organisation, regardless of size or sector. You can either direct your staff to the NCSC website or if you have your own online learning portal you can easily integrate it into it.
We provide guidance on data and cyber security training materials and their suitability for care providers, which includes suggestions for ways to increase data and cyber security awareness amongst staff and for subject areas that training should cover.
We worked with Blackburn with Darwen Borough council to produce the following short videos which you can use for staff training:
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