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Be Careful with Information

An overview of Information safety including the use of public networks, securely disposing of information, encrypting data, as well as, keeping personal and business information separate.


Brand Impersonation

An overview of brand impersonation including popular narratives from online shopping, shared documents, social networking, shipping, and banking.


General Phishing

An overview of General Phishing including a short video and knowledge check.


Information Classifications

An overview of Information Classifications including confidential, restricted, internal, and public information.



An overview of Malware including spyware, ransomware, bots, rootkits, viruses, and more.


Mobile Devices

An overview of Mobile Device security including backups, keeping applications up to date, and using a VPN.



An overview of Passwords including the use of complex, random, unique passwords, as well as, changing passwords and use of multifactor authentication.



An overview of Phishing including the use of security updates, scanned documents, urgent statements, unpaid invoices, and order confirmation emails.


Phishing and Emotions

An overview of Phishing and Emotions including a short video and knowledge check.


Phishing vs. Spear Phishing

An overview of Phishing versus Spear Phishing including a short video and knowledge check.



An overview of Ransomware including a short video and knowledge check.


Risk Management 

An overview of Risk Management to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from potential cyber or physical threats.


Social Engineering

An overview of Social Engineering including pretexting, baiting, mind games, and quick tips.


Working Outside the Office

An overview of working outside the office including using a VPN, being aware of your surroundings, being prepared for a lost or stolen device, and locking your device.



An overview of vishing including pretexting, emotional appeals, priming the recipient, and what you can do to do to avoid the traps.

When surfing the web there are things you should watch out for.

Most small organisations do not have an IT department, or technical staff responsible for cyber security. And with so much cyber security advice out there, it can be difficult for small organisations to know where to start.

This is where the NCSC's new training for small organisations and charities can help. It guides you through all the actions you need to take to reduce the likelihood of you becoming a victim of the most common cyber attacks.

The training demonstrates how you can improve your organisation’s resilience, and covers five key areas:

  1. Backing up your organisation's data correctly
  2. Protecting your organisation against malware
  3. Keeping the devices used by your employees secure
  4. The importance of creating strong passwords
  5. Defending your organisation against phishing

The training will put your staff in the driving seat. They will be answering questions, identifying possible issues, and making suggestions for how to prevent, and tackle common cyber security challenges.

Many smaller organisations may feel that they're not at risk from cyber attacks, believing that criminals only target larger companies who have access to more customers, data, and finances. However, 38% of micro and small organisations experienced a Cyber Security breach in the last 12 months, and of those that lost data or assets, the average amount lost was £8170*.

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 (who may have little or no knowledge of cyber security), with tips that complement any existing policies and procedures.

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