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Why is Cyber Security Awareness Training important?

Cyber security awareness training is critical because cybercrime can affect any size and sector of business – think when it and not if it will happen. Threats are continually changing; your employees are the biggest target in your business. Hackers know employees can be soft targets and with the right methods be exploited to hand over data and money.

Your employees are your first and last line of defence. The majority of attacks rely on some form of human error. For example, a simple Phishing attack can open the door to many other attacks such as ransomware, invoice hijacking etc. It's vital that all employees are aware of how attackers operate and are on high alert when noticing suspicious activity.

Our Security Awareness Training is focused on employees from your whole organisation and not just your IT Manager, the training is delivered in small and succinct modules using real-world examples.

Providing simple and effective steps for employees to follow so they can minimise their own risks of becoming a cyber-attack victim, as well as providing them the confidence to challenge when something doesn’t look right.

We recently deliver this training to a West Midlands based, large organisation who deliver Retirement Planning Seminars across the UK. One of the session's attendees said:

"I highly recommend contacting the Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands to discuss the advice and training they offer businesses. The training was informative and the delivery was excellent, ensuring every delegate understood the importance of cyber security and that it’s everyone’s responsibility."

What is the Student Services offering from the WMCRC?

We have formed partnerships with local universities to identify the best and brightest ‘ethical hacking’ talent from across the region who are able to deliver Cyber Services.

Our cyber security trainers are highly knowledgeable, personable, and friendly and pride themselves on providing the right environment for your employees to feel comfortable and to ask questions.

These services are designed to provide guidance to SMEs who are new to cyber security and need help getting started. These hand-picked students are deployed to work alongside the centre’s experienced team to provide small business with a range of affordable service to help improve your cyber resilience.

There are a number of services available which include investigating what information is out there that might be used to attack your business and you personally like personal details, breached passwords, and data available on the dark web.

They can check on the security of your website and systems, come in and scrutinise your current policies and procedures, or even deliver a staff training session. These student services are designed overall to make your staff and business a safer place.


The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others.  Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.


The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this document. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands is not responsible for the content of external internet sites that link to this site or which are linked from it.

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