Free sources of basic data protection and cyber security training

We have mentioned that the NCSC offers free online training, such as at, but having spoken with a few charities recently, some were not aware that they can often get free introductory training from two other sources.

The first is their insurers; they will often offer free cyber security training as a benefit of taking their cyber insurance. The company we use has a range of short courses.

Secondly, many charities subscribe to an HR service, which often includes online training on a range of topics including data protection. These courses are not charity-specific, but can play a part in your induction and refresher training, before you focus on more specific training on higher risk areas.

It’s worth having a look at what your insurer and HR provider can offer, and of course we can help with the more specific training too.