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At Work

When you are at work you have a really important part to play in defending your organisation from cyber attacks.

A cyber attack to any organisation can be very serious and result in loss of customers, money, reputation and in some case can cause an organisation to go out of business.

Most employers should have strong technical defences on their systems and will provide staff training and support to help them spot potential cyber issues. But if you don't have access to training, or just want to refresh your own skills then these are a good place to start (and are all free):

Get Safe Online - has comprehensive advice for employers and employees

National Archives course Responsible for Information for SMEs - a free online course which helps you to understand how to protect yourselves, your organisations and your customers from the risks associated with the misuse of information.

Business Owner?

If you’re a small or medium-sized enterprise then there’s around a 1 in 2 chance that you’ll experience a cyber security breach. For micro / small businesses, that could result in costs of around £1,400.

The good news is protecting your business from hackers and viruses does not have to take a lot of time, work or money. Cyber Aware  is encouraging small businesses across the UK to do two simple things which can help improve their online security – using strong passwords made up of three random words and always downloading the latest software updates.

Once you and your staff are taking these two key actions, there’s a range of Government-approved guidance you can follow to protect your business

Find out more about keeping your business safe:

Cyber Security: A Small Business Guide from the NCSC

10 Steps to Cyber Security

Cyber Essentials - a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.

Get Safe Online