Cyber Security Associates and Ease Training Join Forces to Launch Online Cyber Courses For Charities and Schools

Over the last 6 months Cyber Security Associates (CSA) and Ease Training have been working hard together to jointly develop online training courses for schools and charities.

Richard Levinge, Director of Ease Training, said ‘This is a very important development for out clients and our business. We are delighted to be working with real experts in the field, Dave Woodfine and his brilliant team at CSA. It would be fantastic if everyone could spread the word as understanding the cyber risk really will protect these vulnerable and important organisations.’

Dave Woodfine, Director of CSA said ‘We are thrilled to have been able to provide expert advice and guidance on the content for these courses. Charities and schools are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks and like Richard and Ease Training we share a passion to make sure these important sectors are as well trained and protected as possible.’

UK charities and schools hold funds, personal, financial and commercial data that is of significant interest and monetary value to a range of cyber criminals.

Some charities and schools are aware their data is sensitive, valuable and vulnerable to attack. However, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) believe that many charities do not realise this and do not perceive themselves as targets. A lot of this is due to a lack of training and knowledge.

The Charity Commission are continually emphasising the need for all charities to tighten their systems and understand the cyber security threat that surrounds them. Regular training is vital to ensure the required levels of knowledge to mitigate this very real risk.

Recently there are numerous examples of charities and schools, small and large, being attacked and in some cases incapacitated by ransomware, phishing, data encryption and data threat. The implications of a toxic cyber event are not only likely to breach GDPR, but also have the potential to create financial, commercial and reputational damage.

The level of cyber knowledge in charities and schools is very patchy, and needs to be regularly updated to keep up with the ever emerging cyber threats.

Ease Training, whose main focus is offering training for charity trustees and staff, and school management teams and boards, is delighted to team up with CSA, a partner of the NCSC Cyber Schools Hub initiative, to provide online training courses focusing specifically on cyber risk for charities and schools.

The courses offer a low cost, time-efficient way to increase cyber security awareness across charities and schools to help them understand the risks and to minimise and mitigate the risk of a toxic cyber event.

The feedback on the courses has been very positive. The courses will be regularly updated to reflect the arrival of new cyber threats and compliance changes.

For a demo and to book online please click here.

If you have any queries please call Richard Levinge on 07809478248 or 01285 770984 or email Richard@easetraining.co.uk

James Griffiths