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Cyber Security

Training Suite

Protect your organisation from the next attack

Human error remains the most likely cause of cyber breaches, with phishing emails the no. 1 tactic used by attackers. In more sophisticated attacks, such as spear phishing attacks, emails will target individuals or organisations, being more personalised to include the victim or company’s name. Such attacks can have a devastating impact, often resulting in sensitive information being compromised and financial repercussions.

Cyber security course options

Our vast and expanding cyber security training suite prepares users for all cyber risks. It includes hours of training, hundreds of micro-learning modules and topics from social media to IT security. These courses and micro-learning units can easily be configured into a multi-year training plan.

Course version What does this course cover? Length
Cyber Security: Journey to Safety A brand new style of training that aims to provide the ultimate in relevant learning for the user 15-90 minutes
Email@Risk Change your employees' behaviour and help you avoid the next cyber breach by heightening awareness towards email pitfalls and teaching proper email etiquette 10 minutes
Social Media: Communicating at Work Through immersive scenarios, real-life case studies and interactive exercises, users will gain a thorough understanding of how to keep themselves, and their business, safe when using social media. 20 minutes
Cyber Security: Practical Applications All core cyber security threats and how to protect against them 20 minutes
Ransomware Guidance on what to do in the event of a ransomware attack, with visual examples of how they happen 5 minutes
Phishing Challenges Tests staff's ability to identify red flags in suspicious emails 5 minutes
Knowledge Checks Test users' knowledge of secure password best practice, protocol following cyber attacks and more 5 minutes
Information Security These courses cover the issues and risks relating to information security in today’s interconnected business environment 30 -60 minutes

Why are cyber security training programs important for business?

Cyber crime affects businesses. Hackers, criminals and even state actors are finding new and ever more complex ways to exploit companies and steal data and money. Cyber criminals sell access to business credentials and secure log in identities for as little as $20 on the black market. Every 50 seconds, a UK business faces a cyber attack. One third of British companies will suffer a cyber breach in an average year, and half of all companies have a breach every month. These breaches and attacks, as well as non-malicious activity such as employee error, can have devastating effects and subject businesses to steep fines and sometimes irreparable reputational damage. Therefore, cyber security training is crucial for organisations to keep their systems secure and their staff safe from cyber risks.

The benefits of cybersecurity awareness training for employees

Up to 30% of all cyber breaches happen as a result of employee error, many of which are due to carelessness or ignorance. The best way to keep you and your business safe is to train yourself and your business on cyber security. With the right training, employees will understand how easy it is to cause irreparable damage to their company, how they can identify and avoid breaches and attacks, and cyber-security best practice such as good password practices and more.

FAQs on cybersecurity training for employees

Which companies and employees need to train on cyber security?

All modern businesses and professionals need to be aware of the issues and risks relating to information security and cyber risks in today’s interconnected business environment. The impact of information security losses or cyber attacks and breaches on the organisation, its clients and suppliers, can be monumental, whether they are caused by personnel error, system failures or malicious attack.

Businesses across a broad spectrum of industries are vulnerable and need to train employees on cyber security. For example, small businesses are vulnerable because many of them don’t have the resources to invest in cybersecurity, making them easy hacking targets. The healthcare sector is especially vulnerable to ransomware attacks, in which cybercriminals use malicious software to block people from accessing data or threaten to release personal data unless a ransom is paid. Government agencies, financial institutions, the education sector, energy and utilities companies, as well as corporate businesses have all been targets of large-scale cyber attacks as well. Hiring IT professionals is important, but not enough. Any employee with access to a computer or mobile device used for work purposes should undergo thorough cybersecurity awareness training–this means pretty much everyone in the business.

How many hours of cyber security training does an employee need?

Cyber training is most effective when delivered in short, micro-learning modules and users retain the information best when it is relevant to their individual circumstances and level of expertise.

The number of hours each employee needs will depend on the individual and on their job role. We may not need to teach IT professionals about password protection, just as the average staff member doesn’t need to know the technical specifications of the business’ firewall.

The important thing is that the training itself is relevant and engaging so that employees retain what they’ve learned. Also, it’s a good idea for managers to have a way to assess and track their employees’ knowledge in order to stay aware of their staff’s training needs.

What makes VinciWorks’ online cyber security training unique?

Our comprehensive Cyber Security training suite takes personalisation to the next level. From our uber-customisable “Journey to Safety” course that covers a wide range of cyber topics and can be configured to take anywhere between 15-90 minutes, to short (5–15 minute) micro-learning modules on specific topics such as email, social media, ransomware, and phishing, there is something for everyone. In addition, our flexible tracking and reporting tool, Omnitrack, can be used together with the course to track employees’ training progress, have them take a risk assessment, as well as serving as an easy, effective way for managers to track any cyber breaches.

Does cybersecurity training require coding knowledge?

Cybersecurity training does not require any coding knowledge and is relevant and necessary for everyone, not just staff in IT or tech positions. Our courses are easy to use for anyone with even the most basic computer knowledge. They feature fresh, eye-catching designs and have interactivity built into every page.

How much does cyber security training cost?

Pricing will depend on which and how many courses you license. Our team can work with you to help create the training plan within your budget that works best for your organisation.