Cyber security awareness training

“Only about 3% of malware tries to exploit a technical flaw. The other 97% is trying to trick a user through social engineering”
Symantec security response

We’ve all seen the figures. And many organisations have run some sort of cyber security awareness training. Online bite-size sessions, sitcom-based videos – all sorts of options are out there. But do they really make a difference to staff behaviour in the long term?

Our cyber security awareness courses are guaranteed to engage your staff. Our training is guaranteed to make people think.

Why is this training different?

We don’t simply tell you about the “Top 10 email scams”. There’s no point – people don’t remember lists, and even if they did, it’ll be a different list by next month.

We don’t just tell you the “simple tricks” to foil the attackers. Let’s face it – we’ve all been told to do these things before, and yet the attackers still get past the defences of millions of us every month.

Learn by doing. Learn by being a hacker for the morning.

Our training is hands-on. You’ll try to create a phishing email that would get past the rest of us in the group. You’ll see the challenges in doing that, and figure out how to overcome them.

Then we’ll plunge you into a real, live, social engineering phone call, as it happens. Can you spot the red flags? Can you spot the mistakes before the staff member makes them?

You’ll get to make a plan to overcome the best security in the business. Faced with cameras, guards and barriers, how would you use your wits to get into a building? Then we’ll compare your plan to the one the professionals came up with.

Why is it relevant to you, at work, to understand this? Throughout the course, the focus is on learning the mindset of the hackers. We’ll guide you to understand what they want, what their techniques are, and how to counteract them. Even in the case of getting unauthorised access to a building, it still came down to a plain old email scam.

From our workshop, you’ll truly understand. And you’ll see cyber security in a new light.

Frequently asked questions

How long do the sessions last?

These workshops last half a day. We typically run one from 9.30 – 13:00 and another from 13:30 – 17:00.

Where are these courses held?

Take your pick: if it’s just you, or you and a couple of colleagues, we run these public courses in various locations in central London and you can book now, right from this page.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to embed the training across your organisation and make a cultural change, we can run a course just for your business, in your own office, using your own facilities. In that case, we can have up to 20 people in each session.

What do these courses cost?

A place on our public workshops costs just £149 per person, and you can view the schedule and book your place now by clicking the button to the right. If we come to you, we’ll need to speak to you first to get some details about where you are and how many people you want to attend the training, but it’s likely to be around £1300 per day. If you’re a registered charity, talk to us, as we’ll do what we can to help. All figures exclude VAT.

Places on our public workshops are strictly limited, and are booked on a first come, first served basis.

What other support do you offer?

We’re happy to help organisations with a range of options. Firstly, every attendee receives a certificate of attendance, and we’ll supply a complete course register for your records. Beyond that, we can provide cyber security comms materials actually created by your staff as part of the course, we can run monthly phishing test campaigns to follow up on the training, and run these sessions on a regular schedule throughout the year for your organisation. Just ask – whatever you need, we’ll be pleased to help.

Want to download this info to take away?

No problem – click here to download our free cyber awareness training leaflet as a PDF.

If you’d rather we come to you, then give us a call now on 020 3397 1333, or just click the button below, and we’ll get right back to you.

Feedback for our GDPR training

The GDPR awareness course was excellent. This is a difficult subject to hold an audience’s interest, and the trainer was excellent.

JH, Guildford Borough Council

I thought that the training was excellent in all respects.

Chris Buxton, British Fluid Power Association

Much better than the online GDPR training we have just had to complete!

PO, University of the Creative Arts

Very impressive trainer. Managed to keep everyone engaged throughout the day.

Peter O'Connell, Guildford Borough Council

Great presenter, made a potentially dull subject interesting

PS, The Kennel Club