Cyber Stars Training

Cyber Stars (Full programme)

The Cyber Stars programme is a classroom based training session, with an average duration of 6 hours. Content has been specifically developed by our combination of technical cyber experts, experienced risk managers and educational psychologists to ensure the most engaging learning experience possible. Despite, the increasing popularity of elearning, classroom based training still enables to greatest retention of knowledge, bringing all participants into an active learning environment. Whilst this may not be feasible for an entire organisation, the full Cyber Stars programme allows for an effective proportion of your organisation to be trained to the highest standards and subsequently qualified. The session is aimed at those individuals identified as Cyber “Ambassadors” for their organisation, yet is equally effective for high risk user groups or owners of cyber risk within the organisation. Cyber Stars should be identified across every business function and will have an ongoing responsibility for cascading of cyber threat information and implementation of best practice.

Cyber Stars Content

Each Cyber Stars course as bespoke in the way that we approach threat and mitigation. Threat types used and case studies included in the programme will always be relevant to sector and ensure increased levels of engagement through learner recognition of relevance. We also spend time with our clients to scope existing incident response and policy guidance to ensure that we provide an accurate and consistent message to all attendees.

Key learning topics include:

  • The Scale and Evolution of Cyber Threat
  • Threat Actors and Motivations
  • Threat Techniques (Social Engineering, Malware, Network Attack, Physical Access)
  • Home and Mobile Working Threats (Wifi, VPN, Encryption, USB, password security)
  • Social Media Safety (Digital footprint leakage and protection)
  • Incident Response and Business Continuity (in scoping with organisation for messaging)
  • Supply Chain Threat (if relevant to business model)
  • Policy Development and Implementation (in scoping with organisation for messaging)

Cyber Stars “Lite”

Following the success of Cyber Stars we are proud to announce Cyber Stars “Lite”. Not every employee needs to be a Cyber Star, indeed the Initiative was developed to ensure that Cyber Stars spread threat knowledge and create a natural culture of awareness within the workplace, yet there is still a requirement for others to be trained to the basic standards and enable them to engage with cyber risk. We have found that traditional mandatory training is rarely effective or retained and have developed this programme to provide a more modern, current and engaging alternative to mandatory awareness training.

A fully accredited programme, Cyber Stars Lite involves education through fully immersive film. Through 45 minutes of film based education, learners will engage with a range of cyber security subjects in a manner that maximises engagement, understanding and retention. With the completion of an assessment we are able to provide a clear metric to an organisation of where individuals have achieved or any areas in which require more specific development.

Cyber Stars Lite is available in 12 languages and has currently been delivered successfully to learners in over 25 countries.

Please enjoy a taste of the Cyber Stars Lite content here

Cyber Stars 365

The Cyber Stars Initiative has been an imbedded part of cyber security strategy for organisations across the globe since 2015, with over 200,000 Cyber Stars worldwide. With increased demand for metrics that highlight both knowledge and risk within an organisation, our client demand has led to the development and implementation of Cyber Stars 365.  A sustainable cyber security awareness solution that provides a 24/7, 365 day insight across your business. The platform provides detailed metrics on knowledge and engagement over time whilst allowing for detailed insight into specific user groups, job functions or locations. In turn, these metrics provide evidence for regulators and also inform effective awareness strategies. Future awareness and education activities can be developed based upon an analytical understanding of training needs and targeted for the correct user groups, eliminating the requirement for unnecessary re-training.

Questions are grouped based on specific areas of threat type and include understanding of threat, mitigation and response, with an opportunity to tailor questions to specific organisational needs. Once learners provide a satisfactory level of understanding for a specific category it will go dormant and focus more on areas where knowledge and retention requires more focus. This ensures that the learning experience and associated assessment is individually tailored across the entire organisation.

System users are assigned to knowledge categories based on their level of access, risk or function. Questions are then derived at random from these categories and can be answered at a users leisure. A user can then see their engagement and individual knowledge retention across all categories for which they are enrolled. Engagement and knowledge can be measured over time and comparisons derived from data collected from across the business, truly identifying high risk user groups and areas for focus of awareness strategy.

Management dashboards allow for comparison of all users based on engagement and knowledge. Filters can be applied to analyse data based upon job function, region or a number of other demographics. Acceptable levels of knowledge can be defined and monitored for each user group and in cases where users fall below certain levels of knowledge, specific and targeted training can be provided at an individual level using built in platform training materials.

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Recent Testimonials

This session was one of the best I have attended through Barclays with relevance that transferred across both professional and personal life.  A great event and one I would certainly recommend.


Senior Product Manager, Barclays

“From the Cyber Stars delivery session and access to the online portal we have gained a further insight into how to protect our business from cyber-crime including malware, phishing, social engineering, invoice fraud and a greater understanding of our responsibilities relating to the reporting of cyber-attacks. “We identified how organisations are only as strong as their weakest link and how cyber security policy and training should include staff at all levels. The days of saying ‘it’s not my responsibility’ are now long gone as we are all potential targets.”

Kim Steward, Operations Director, THS Inspections

I just wanted to say thanks again for the programme, as a cyber security practitioner, I often don’t think about the bigger picture and this course really opened my eyes.


Senior Manager , HSBC



  • Another course. What’s different from other courses?

This is a unique one day workshop and is specifically developed to be relevant to individual behaviour change, rather than why the company wants them to change. It is the only course with a nationally regulated metric of assessment.

  • How would I benefit?

The Cyber Stars Workshop is relevant personal development not only for work, but it provides practical guidance to help you and your family at home.

  • How does it help my career?

The Cyber Stars Workshop is an opportunity to develop skills relevant to your work and your future career and acts as a formal and recognised qualification in cyber security awareness.

  • This qualification – can I take it with me? Is it recognised?

Yes – Cyber Stars is the only OFQUAL regulated recognised cyber threat awareness qualification in the UK and it will be on your CV.

I’m not a technical person? I might not understand? How expert do I have to be?

The Cyber Stars Workshop is designed for full access regardless of technical ability. The course was specifically designed to develop an acceptance of responsibility within non-technical staff and encourage a shared responsibility. Equally, we have a range of technical experts on the programme that have found it beneficial in terms of understanding behaviour and threat.

  • I don’t have an IT/cyber background – will I cope?

The one day Cyber Stars Workshop is interactive, engaging and modular using practical real life examples from both work and personal environments, highlighting that very simple actions can significantly reduce risk.

  • I do have an IT background/qualifications – is this too simple for me?

Cyber Stars focuses on the behavioural aspect of cyber crime, exploring criminal methodologies and non technical exploitation. We have found hundreds of highly qualified IT practitioners have benefited from training that contextualises cyber risk and the non-technical aspects of risk.

  • Why me?

Given that 93% of data breaches are the result of human error at some stage and cyber-crime is estimated to cost each family almost £1000 per year by 2020, now is an excellent time to engage with threat and reduce personal risk.

  • Why would I be at risk?

Cyber threat is agnostic – anyone using a PC, tablet or mobile device at work, on the move or at home is potentially at risk. Non-financial data, to include personal or seemingly unsensitive corporate data can all be pieced together by cyber threat groups.

  • We don’t hold a lot of sensitive data, we don’t need cyber security training

Cyber threat is dynamic and ever evolving. Data theft is just one component of cyber threat, it is often system loss and operational disruption and associated reputational damage that is far more costly to a company