Free Cyber Police Security Course

The Police Digital Service Centre (PDSC) has provided all the content from a fantastic FREE course that can be shared with your staff and colleagues to increase cyber security.
Cyber crime has increased 400% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic; please stay safe on and offline.

The structure of the course content is listed here with useful links and downloadable PDFs above & below. 

We've done this so you can open the links or pdfs automatically in a different page, for convenience. 

Week 1

1.1. Work From Home Infographic Link here or below PDSC 

1.2. Work From Home Blog by AXELOS: Link here or below
1.3. PDSC Phishing Videos (x3)


1.4. SBD, PDSC and NACTSO. Security advice leaflet as a PDF and via the website: Downloadable PDF
1.5. Securing Conference Calls Blog: Link here or below
1.6. Social Engineering Audio Story by AXELOS - TBC
1.7. Social Engineering Phishing Animation by AXELOS

Week 2

2.1. Comms During a Breach Blog by YUDU: Link here or below 
2.2. Managing Information Risk Infographic by NCSC: Downloadable PDF 
2.3. Response and Recovery Infographic by NCSC: Downloadable PDF 
2.4. Out with the Old, In with the New Leaflet: Link here or below 
2.5. Out with the Old, In with the New Blog: Link here or below 
2.6. Computer Software Service Fraud Video by Met Police

2.7. Neil Sinclair Social Engineering Interview: Link below 
Week 3
3.1. Data Backup- The Last Line Of Data Protection Defence Blog by Data2Vault: Link below 
3.2. Managing a breach, Lets talk about recovery Blog by Data2Vault: Link below 
3.3. Enabling a flexible and productive workforce Leaflet by Anderson IT Management Downloadable PDF above
3.4. The right backup solution Leaflet by Data2Vault Downloadable PDF above
3.5. PDSC’s Top Tips for Backing Up Your Data Leaflet Downloadable PDF above
3.6. What is BYOD and what are the risks Video

3.7. Mitigating the risks of BYOD Video

Week 4
4.1.Reputable App Stores Leaflet Downloadable PDF above
4.2.Instagram Privacy Settings Infographic (in pdf and jpg form) Downloadable PDF above
4.3.DangerousApps part 1 and 2 Infographics by Child Safe VPN Downloadable PDF above
4.4.Twitter Privacy Settings Infographic (in pdf and jpg form) Downloadable PDF above
4.5.Facebook Privacy Settings Infographic (in pdf and jpg form) Downloadable PDF above
4.6.Open Source Video by Met Police

4.7.Social Media Infographic by Child Safe VPN Downable PDF above
Week 5
5.1. Password Policy Infographic by NCSC  Downloadable PDF above
5.2. Password Infographic Downloadable PDF above
5.3. Global Cyber Alliance Password Toolkit Link below
5.4. Passwords Video by Met Police
5.5. Why do we need strong passwords Video
5.6. How to create a strong password Video
5.7. How to safely store a password Video
Week 6
6.1.Operating Systems Update Settings Leaflet Downloadable PDF above
6.2.Supported Products Leaflet Downloadable PDF above
6.3.Why do we need to update Video
6.4.Unsupported products Video
6.5.Examples of attacks and breaches Video
6.6.Updates Video by Met Police: Link below 
6.7.Update Your Defenses Toolkit by Global Cyber Alliance: Link below

Week 7

7.1.Exercise in a Box by NCSC: Link below 

7.2.Business In The Community Readiness Test: Link below 

7.3.Incident Response Plan Leaflet Downloadable PDF above

7.4.CHECK certified Pen Testers by NCSC: Link below 

7.5.Cyber Incident Response Certified Companies by NCSC: Link below 

7.6.Cyber protection: Preventing business paralysis Blog by PEN Underwriting Link below 

7.7.Social Engineering Blog: Link below 


Week 8

8.1.Global Cyber Alliance Prevent Phishing andViruses Toolkit: Link below 

8.2.Background Security: Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware & Firewalls blog: Link below 

8.3.How to turn on the Firewall Leaflet Downloadable PDF above

8.4.Malware Glossary Infographic Downloadable PDF above

8.5.AntiVirus Extra Features Leaflet Downloadable PDF above

8.6.Staying Safe Online by Bob’s Business: Link below 

8.7.Mastering Malware Video by Bob’s Business: Link below 


Social Media Week 9

9.1.How the PDSC can help Video. Include the link to our Digitally Aware and Digitally Resilient certification schemes: Link below 

9.2.Investing in cyber security certification Blog by IASME: Link below 

9.3.Cyber Essentials Leaflet by NCSC Downloadable PDF above

9.4.NCSC certification-where to become certified and how to find certified services: Link below 

9.5.The importance of cyber security Blog: Link below 

9.6.Small Business Guide Infographic by NCSC Downloadable PDF above

9.7.10 Steps To Cyber Security Infographic by NCSC Downloadable PDF above


Week 10

10.1.What would a cyber attack look like in the real world by Hiscox: Link below 

10.2.Money Mules Video by Met Police: Link below 

10.3.Sign up to threat alerts Leaflet Downloadable PDF above

10.4.Payment Fraud by Met Police: Link below 

10.5.NCSC Weekly Threat Report: Link below 

10.6.Glossary of technical terms Infographic and Glossary of common attacks Infographic

10.7.Online Shopping Video by Met Police: Link below 


Week 11

11.1.Asset Management Benefits Leaflet Downloadable PDF above

11.2.Know What You Have Toolkit by Global Cyber Alliance: Link below 

11.3.Restrict user privileges to reduce the insider threat Blog: Link below 

11.4.Tips to manage user privileges Leaflet Downloadable PDF above

11.5.Removable Media Do’s and Don’ts Leaflet Downloadable PDF above

11.6.The problems with removable media Video Link below 

11.7.How to safeguard your organisation against removable media Video Link below 


Week 12

12.1.Protect your email and reputation Toolkit by Global Cyber Alliance: Link below 

12.2.MailCheck by NCSC: Link below 

AND Email security and anti-spoofing advice by NCSC: Link below 

12.3.Phishing Scams Blog by TSB: Link below 

12.4.What Is Phishing And How To Prevent It Blog by Check an Invoice: Link below 

12.5.Hackers?... Stopped! Understanding the Criminal’s Secrets... Blog by BLOCKPHISH: Link below 

12.6.Why you can’t rely on Office 365 alone for security? Video by Westtek Solutions: Link below 

12.7 Easy ways to spot a dodgy email Video by Westtek Solutions: Link below 


Week 13

13.2.PDSC IOT Security Leaflet Downloadable PDF above
13.3.Anatomy of an IoT Attack Video by CISCO:
13.4.Internet Of Things Security Assessment by IASME:
13.5.Internet Of Things Leaflet by Child Safe VPN Downloadable PDF above
13.6.Internet Of Things Video by Child Safe VPN:
13.7.How to make sure someone does not hack into your fridge Video by Westtek:
Week 14
1.It’s a team sport: make your people your first line of active cyber defence Blog by AXELOS:
2.Stay Safe Online:Top Tips for Staff Free Training Toolby NCSC:
4.Cyber Readiness Starter Kit by Cyber Readiness Institute:
7.Richmond Police –Bogus police phone scam Video by Richmond Police:
Richmond Police Scams 10 mins Video by Richmond Police:



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