KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced that its Security Essentials for the United Kingdom course is now certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This coveted certification will lead to further security awareness training across the UK.
The NCSC’s certification programme is designed to assure high quality training courses delivered by experienced training providers. Courses submitted for certification are rigorously assessed against a set of benchmarks and evaluated at two levels:
- awareness for those new to cybersecurity to give a thorough foundation in the subject and
- application for anyone looking for in-depth courses for their professional development.
Cybercrime is committed every 39 seconds according to a global study by the University of Maryland. However, in the UK, it is estimated that 4.55 cyber attacks are committed against businesses every minute according to twenty-four.it. Plus, the latest Verizon report says 74% of breaches involved the human element. These statistics are some of many making it clear that cybersecurity awareness is critical for everyone, not only at work, but also in their personal lives. It is important to understand what threats potentially loom in cyberspace. Equally, it is as important how to identify and avoid them and, in case of a cyber attack, how to swiftly and effectively deal with it.
Therefore, Cybersecurity training within organisations has never been as essential as it is now. Research from BDO found that 60% of mid-sized organisations in the UK have experienced fraud in 2023. Phishing and other forms of cyber attacks being the leading causes.
We are thrilled that our Security Essentials for the UK course was certified by the National Cyber Security Centre. It means that this course meets the highest standards for training courses in the country, which will go a long way in spreading more security awareness efforts to organisations in the UK,” commented Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4.
The ‘Security Essentials for the United Kingdom’ course is a comprehensive journey through the world of information security. It introduces users to various concepts to help prevent them and their organisations from becoming victims of cybercrime. On completion, they will understand the importance of incident reporting and response and learn strategies to reduce vulnerabilities and keep information safe. It will arm users with the ability to not only protect their organisations but also their households.
KnowBe4 are exclusively focused on human behaviour, as they believe that raising security awareness of your employees is essential to managing the risk associated with social engineering.
They are passionate about building a platform capable of changing insecure behaviours and reinforcing secure behaviours of individuals, to ultimately help organisations support end users to be a key cog in their Cyber Defences. #humanfirewall as they like to call it.
Particularly, this allows them to invest in ground breaking products designed to address the human element of security. For more on information on KnowBe4, check out our webpage.