The rate at which businesses are experiencing cyber security breaches is alarming. The latest UK government survey found that in the last 12 months, 39% of UK businesses identified a cyber-attack. Within this, 31% of businesses estimate they were attacked at least once a week. Unfortunately, cyber attacks are set to increase if companies do not act urgently to provide their employees with the skills to mitigate and manage this risk.
Recent research from PWC found that almost two-thirds of UK organisations are increasing their cyber security budgets in 2022. Similarly, here at iHASCO, we have seen an influx of organisations seeking to train their employees in Cyber Security Awareness over the last year. Usage of our Cyber Security Awareness Training (recently updated to reflect the current climate), rose by 73% from March 2021 to March 2022.
Nathan Pitman, Director at iHASCO eLearning, says, “We are living in the golden age of technology. Whilst there are countless positives relating to the world’s technological advancements, it also means that cyber attacks are more prevalent than ever before. If there are any cyber security vulnerabilities in an organisation, it is only a matter of time before cyber criminals act upon them, and all organisations need to be ready to take action before, during, and after a cyber attack.”
With the continued growth in cybercrime, protecting against cyberattacks is one of the biggest challenges facing business owners. Without effective IT security, your business can’t defend itself against data breaches and is an easy target for cybercriminals.
With that said, our experts have put together a free-to-download guide to the top seven cyber security threats your business should be aware of.
We are delighted to have recently updated our Cyber Security Awareness Training course!
The course content continues to align and evolve with current legislation but has been given a new look, in terms of refreshed visuals and a slightly revised script, so you can ensure your learner's continue to be fully engaged with the topic.
We have designed the CPD Accredited course for the use of all levels of employees. It offers information on what cyber security entails, how breaches occur, and what they can do to help protect their organisation from cyber attacks. It can be completed in just 35 minutes and, like all of our courses, provides a printable certificate upon completion.
If you already have access to this course, you won't have to action anything, the updated course will replace your older version in training suites. Training Administrators will still be able to see past results but your staff will be able to access the updated version from today onwards.
Interested in the updated course? You can claim a free, no-obligation trial or request a bespoke quote for your organisation! Alternatively, if you're already a client, please get in touch with your designated Account Manager who will be more than happy to help.
We also offer a number of free Cyber Security Awareness resources that you can instantly access. This includes our Cyber Security Checklist and our Employees Bitesized Guide to GDPR & Cyber Security. These resources are a useful tool to outline the importance of Cyber Security Awareness, and offer actionable steps to help employees prevent cyber attacks.