Cybersecurity: free training for companies and employees


On the occasion of the European month of cybersecurity, Google, FEVAD and the government site dedicated to cybersecurity are joining forces to offer training accessible to all and in particular to SMEs.

Cybersecurity training accessible to all. © Pixabay

Cybersecurity training to support businesses

Faced with the increasingly recurring threats to which businesses are exposed, Google, FEVAD and cybermalveillance.gouv are joining forces to offer free training on cybersecurity. The goal? Raise awareness, inform and give the keys to protect yourself. These training courses are open to everyone and in particular to VSEs / SMEs which are the most prone to cyber attacks.

During these workshops, you will identify the main dangers on the Internet in terms of attacks, you will discover methods to protect yourself and receive practical advice that can be applied immediately.

The trainings last one hour and are available online. Discover below the 3 main themes as well as the corresponding dates:

Initiation to cybersecurity for VSEs / SMEs

  • Wednesday October 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday November 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cybersecurity for e-merchants

  • Thursday October 22, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday 23 November, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cyber ​​security in teleworking

  • Thursday, October 29, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday December 3, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Face-to-face training is also offered in Rennes, Nancy, Montpellier and Saint Étienne. You can register for one of these sessions via an online form.

Cyber ​​security, a major issue for companies

The current health context has forced companies to make sudden changes in their working methods. The teleworking set up by them has resulted in an increase in the use of digital tools. This did not escape the malicious Internet users who took the opportunity to act: during the first week of containment, cybermalveillance.gouv observed a 400% increase in phishing on the web. On the side of Google, more than 18 million malware attacks around the world were recorded in April.

It is clear that it is the VSEs / SMEs that suffer the most: they represent 77% of cyberattacks in France, estimates the digital Syntec. However, VSEs / SMEs represent 99% of French companies. It has therefore become urgent to protect companies in terms of cybersecurity. The challenge is to raise awareness among these actors and provide the skills necessary for their protection.

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