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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.

The training is relevant to staff and owners in a wide range of businesses, from sole traders to large companies.

For small and medium sized businesses

Responsible for Information is a free e-learning course for staff in micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). It helps employees and business owners understand information security risks and how to protect against fraud and cyber-crime. The training takes around 60 minutes to complete.

For HR Professionals

Cyber Security for HR Professionals is a 75 minute free e-learning module developed with the CIPD. Aimed at all HR professionals, the course will increase your awareness of cyber security so you can protect yourself, educate others, and protect your business.

For Lawyers and Accountants

Cyber Security for Legal and Accountancy Professionals Law and accountancy firms are attractive sources of information for criminals: commercial data, intellectual property information and sensitive client data may be targeted. This free course developed with the Law Society and the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) will increase your knowledge so you can protect yourself, your business and be more confident discussing the issue with clients.

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.

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