Cyber Security

Staff Training

The NCSC has produced an e-learning training package: 'Staying Safe Online: Top Tips for Staff'. It’s totally free, easy-to-use and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The training introduces why cyber security is important and how attacks happen, and then covers four key areas:

  • defending yourself against phishing
  • using strong passwords
  • securing your devices
  • reporting incidents ('if in doubt, call it out')
The impact of a ransomware attack on an organisation can be devastating. So what should board members be doing to ensure that their organisation is prepared for such a ransomware attack, and in the best possible place to respond quickly?
Cyber Crime Prevention Education Pack

This booklet is aimed at increasing your knowledge of the pitfalls and the positives about online activity, what is criminal or not and the opportunities available to you. It explains the law online, the Police response to committing Computer Misuse Act offences and the consequences of conviction.


Reporting an Attack: Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  You can report fraud or cybercrime using our online reporting service any time of the day or night; the service enables you to both report a fraud and find help and support. We also provide help and advice over the phone through the Action Fraud contact centre. You can talk to our fraud and cybercrime specialists by calling 0300 123 2040.

Incident Response Workflows:


Exercise Athena

During the Exercise ATHENA event a number of topics were covered in addition to services that are offered by the North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit.  Below is a summary of this information: