Cyber and Information Security Training

Designed specifically for schools

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Information Security LogoIn 2021 attacks targeting the UK education sector rose by 93%. But changing employee behaviour in response to cyber threat can significantly reduce risk.

Our training, delivered by former police officer and a cyber security specialist, draws on experiences in supporting schools and other organisations in their response to a cyber-incident. Delivered in line with the best practices as stated by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, the real-world expereinces drawn upon in shaping our training provide tangible impacts from a very short time investment.

Designed Specifically for Schools

CySecAware, in partnership with SWGfL, deliver cybersecurity training in real terms for real people, aiming for practical advice achievable by all. CySecAware co-founders Jez Rogers, recently retired from the South-East Regional Crime unit, and Andy Rawlinson, cyber security specialist, are experienced in identifying, deterring and diverting young people on the cusp of committing cybercrime and have managed some of the highest risk cyber-criminals in the UK.

Our training can be delivered face-to-face or through virtual delivery.

The tabletop exercise puts the participants in charge of a virtual school which has no cybersecurity at all. Participants have to carefully spend their limited budget wisely to improve the situation over four years of running the school, while learning the consequences of those decisions. The exercise is modelled on real-world attacks against UK schools.

The subsequent interactive training session covers:

  • The threat of cybercrime against schools
  • Risk management and ownership
  • Policies and procedures
  • Common attacks against schools
  • Key security concepts and prevent common attacks
  • Moving to the cloud
  • Securing remote working
  • Safer virtual teaching
  • Managing risk from pupils
  • Incident response planning
  • The roadmap to improvement – using a cybersecurity framework

Digital course material is provided.

Our experiences show that staff find this topic challenging to engage with and sometimes even the thought of attending cybersecurity training fills them with dread. Our training is educational, interactive and engaging. We also know that staff are more likely to invest in the core behaviours if taught in the context of their personal lives. These are the same behaviours required in school.

The training covers:

  • Securing accounts – passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA)
  • Phishing
  • Online Fraud
  • Better privacy online
  • Keeping devices safe and secure
  • The importance of backups
  • Your role at school

The training ends with a session aimed at embedding the key concepts and testing learning through a gamified scenario, putting your staff in control of preventing a variety of cyber-attacks against your school.

Digital course material is provided.

Jez Rogers:

Jez received two Chief Constable’s commendations during his time with the SEROCU cybercrime unit – one from Thames Valley Police and one from the National Police Chief’s Council recognising the national impact of his work. 

Jez managed the highest risk cyber offenders, delivered proactive cybersecurity vulnerability and compromise notifications on behalf of the intelligence services and provided outreach education and training to schools and other organisations across all scales and sectors.

Andy Rawlinson:

Andy is an experienced and qualified cyber security professional with a history of delivering training and cyber security incident response. Andy has delivered seminars and training to a diverse range of clients including schools, healthcare, charities and businesses from small to multinational. Audiences have included technical teams of FTSE 100 global telecoms firms to premiership football teams.

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Cyber and Information Security Training Pricing

Our pricing structure is simple. We can offer sessions virtually or face to face.

Half dayEither Senior Leader/Staff session£400 + travel + VAT
Full dayBoth Senior Leader and Staff sessions£700 + travel + VAT

Please note: If your school has a limited budget but you would like cyber and information security training in person for your setting, please do get in touch and we will try to work with you to find a solution to best suit your needs. Altenatively, you might consider our pre-recorded Cyber Security Awareness Training from Mimecast.

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