Can staff be your first line of cyber defence?

Yes.

Cyber security works best when an organisation takes an integrated approach. Starting with understanding the risks, developing appropriate policies and procedures and also deploying suitable technology.

Staff awareness is at the very heart of understanding the risks. Just how do you ensure that staff are aware of the risks of cyber crime?

Recently the National Cyber Security Centre released a training module entitled Top Tips for Staff. The free on-line training module offers four actionable and practical tips on how to defend yourself at home and at work. It is easy to follow and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete.  The Tech Faculty provided guidance to NCSC during the creation of the training module. We believe it is a useful training tool for organisations of all sizes across all sectors.

The NCSC Top Tips for Staff training can be found here.  You can read more about cyber security in our cyber hub icaew.com/cyber.

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