Cyber security

During the past 12 months 1 in 3 companies have been affected by cybercrime. The total cost to small businesses is estimated to range from £75,000 – £310,000. 74% of small businesses and 90% of large organisations suffer security breaches with 50% of the worst breaches resulting from human error*.  The University of Wolverhampton and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are offering businesses the opportunity to access grass roots cyber security training designed to meet the needs of sole traders and SMEs. The aim is to offer businesses greater awareness of vulnerability and implications while providing controls to mitigate the risks of cybercrime.

The University is delivering solutions from the Cyber Bytes and Cyber Essentials short course portfolio, including courses that support individuals and companies on the path to formal technical qualifications.

*Source: Information Security Breaches Survey 2015  

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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is the only government-backed, industry supported scheme to encourage protection from the escalating risk of cyber-attacks. It is also a mechanism to show supply chains that essential precaution has been taken. It will be a prerequisite for businesses wishing to tender for government contracts.

Short training sessions are available through the University of Wolverhampton’s Business Solutions Centres in:

  • Wolverhampton
  • Telford & Wrekin
  • Hereford