Digital Careers Upskill Programme

Can I support my people to learn cyber security and should I invest time in cyber security skills?

14th Jun 2022 Digital Careers Upskill Programme

Supporting your staff to obtain the skills and knowledge required to work securely is often done through training. Not only does this help protect your organisation, but it also provides your people with the knowledge and awareness of cyber security to create a more productive workplace environment.

How can a lack of awareness of cyber security affect a business? Cyber attacks can cause severe harm to the information and data of your business, particularly now more than ever with our reliance on online activities. Therefore, it is important we invest valuable time in cyber security skills to ensure businesses and individuals are not left in a vulnerable position.

Four in ten businesses and a quarter of charities report having cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months (Source: GOV.UK).

As a business, by investing in cyber security, there are a few examples of the benefits you can expect:

  • Save money for use in other areas of your business and prevent the need to pay retributions following an attack.
  • Gain the trust of your customers, increasing retention and revenue.
  • Ensure maximum productivity of systems and people.

Through investing time and supporting people to learn more about cyber security, it provides the confidence to excel within a digital role while knowing how to react if a cyber incident were to occur.  

The Digital Careers Upskill Programme offers businesses and employed individuals in Greater Manchester digital training in Cyber Security, Software Development and Data Analysis. Key benefits include:

  • It’s fully-funded through Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the European Social Fund, which means you don’t pay anything
  • It’s flexible so it can work around you and your commitments
  • It’s a Level 3 Microsoft-accredited course

This course will provide your business with the necessary skills to maximise security and take your aspirations to new heights.

Fill out the contact form here and a member of the team will contact you with more information.

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