Free Cyber eLearning Package launched for businesses

As part of their endeavours to make the local area a safer place to do business, the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, Worcestershire Business Central and the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce are releasing a free to use eLearning package about assessing the business risk of cyber-crime.

The package is aimed at the non-technical community and takes a business approach to assessing and managing the risk of cyber crime.

Developed by Sandettie a local business who gave their consultancy free of charge, the package is a demonstration of the desire of local businesses to support the objectives of making Herefordshire & Worcestershire a safer place to do business.

Peter Loomes, a Director at Sandettie said ‘It has been an interesting exercise completing this package.  In the process I have met many small businesses in Worcestershire who have innovative ideas that they need to protect by taking simple steps to secure their information.”

Sharon Smith, Chief Executive of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, said: “With cyber attacks posing an increasing threat to businesses of all sizes, it is important that companies take the cyber risk seriously and protect their business. This e-learning project will be an invaluable and simple tool for Worcestershire businesses to ascertain their cyber security standards – I encourage all Worcestershire businesses to take a look at it”

Phoebe Dawson, Growth Hub Manager of Worcestershire Business Central, said “The Cyber learning package highlights the dangers of having poor cyber security in place – whilst signposting to the support available to improve and protect the cyber security of businesses in the County. The package will be of great use for all businesses in Worcestershire”

The package takes about 1 hour to complete. To use the new Cyber eLearning package, visit the Worcestershire Business Central website.