New cyber security courses offer protection for businesses


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Hereford Cyber ​​District, a cyber security center in the Midlands, has launched a new range of courses to help businesses protect themselves against attacks costing SMEs millions of pounds every year.

The centre, based at Skylon Park, Hereford Enterprise Zone, offers a range of courses for all levels of technical knowledge with cyber attacks on businesses on the rise.

Cyber ​​Quarter’s Abimbola Sangodoyin said 82 percent of breaches involve a human element, making it even more important for employers and employees to spot when attacks are imminent.

“Whether it’s the use of stolen credentials, identity theft, abuse or simply human error, people still play a large role in incidents and breaches. People are an organization’s first line of defense against online attacks, so it’s vital that they are properly trained to spot and deal with anything suspicious.

“Cyber ​​threats are forever evolving and becoming more sophisticated. Small and medium-sized businesses are the main target of cybercriminals, with almost one in three businesses suffering a breach or attack at least once a week.

“Properly trained employees are your cyber shield – regardless of people’s skill level, Cyber ​​Quarter has a course that will strengthen your security against attacks,” added Abimbola, CPD center manager.

The courses revolve around four thematic areas: Awareness of information security, intended for small and medium-sized enterprises; Cybersecurity Basics, entry-level training for people with an IT background who want to upskill or retrain in cyber security; Technical training, an advanced course for existing cyber aware practitioners and cyber security leadership and management.

There are more than 30 online courses available that are intended for the general public and those without special knowledge up to those in leadership and management. Managing director of Skylon Park, Hereford Enterprise Zone, Mark Pearce, said the courses were an extension of the wider support for cyber, defense and security businesses on offer through the Cyber ​​Quarter.

“From cyber security testing to research and development, we have a world-class facility at Skylon Park that can help play an important role in helping companies across the region and the UK protect against costly attacks. Led by an expert cyber team from the University of Wolverhampton, the courses enable businesses to take advantage of the knowledge that can ensure their online security.”

Ross Cook, director of economy and environment at Herefordshire Council, said: “With the development of our Cyber ​​Quarter, Herefordshire is a key player in the Cyber ​​Valley which spans this county, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and is home to 15 per cent UK’s Top 600 Cyber ​​Companies. The specialist center established through a joint venture between the council and the University of Wolverhampton, supported by an academic team from the University’s Cyber ​​Research Institute, enables us to support businesses, develop their skills and take a leading role in cyber security testing, research and development, building on our local strengths in this area.”

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