Cyber security training for business

Free online training courses to help business protect against cyber threats and online fraud.

Free online training for you and your staff

All businesses can benefit from understanding cyber threats and online fraud. The Government has worked with leading industry partners to develop free e-learning courses to help staff understand online threats and how to protect business data, money and reputation.

For small and medium-sized organisations

Free Online Training - Top Tips for Staff This online learning module helps you and your staff understand why cyber security is important and shows how to take practical steps to protect against fraud and cyber crime. It’s suitable for staff all small and medium-sized organisations, including businesses, charities and public sector organisations. It’s totally free, easy-to-use and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. There’s more information on the training here.

For procurement professionals

Cyber Security e-learning for Procurement Professionals The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) helped develop this free online course which shows how employees and organisations can mitigate against cyber threats. It explains the relevance of cyber security in the procurement and supply chain function and why it is important to take it seriously. You can claim CPD points for completing it.

For cyber incident response

Exercise in a Box is a new online tool from the National Cyber Security Centre which helps organisations test and practise their response to a cyber attack. It is completely free and you don’t have to be an expert to use it.

Further information

For more information on cyber security and how to protect your business online, visit our guidance for business page

Published 1 March 2016
Last updated 19 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated with details of the new NCSC training for staff.

  2. Removed SME training as this is no longer available and will be updated in 2019. Removed HR training as this is no longer available and will be updated in 2019. Updated link for CIPS training. Amended link for law & accountancy training.

  3. First published.