Cyber Training and Skills Content Repository

This repository, put together by techUK and the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, identifies a range of free to access online cyber security training courses and wider skills content, which are freely accessible for all UK citizens.

These courses cover a wide range of topics and experience levels and are aimed at those looking to enter a cyber security career or those already in the industry seeking to develop their skill set. During this period of COVID-19 disruption, it is hoped that the repository can support anyone looking to upskill, who might be looking to change career or someone just looking to improve awareness or understanding around cyber security.

Using the Repository

  • All courses are free to access online for at least 90 days.
  • The courses and materials detailed below have not been centrally vetted by either techUK or DCMS and is provided by individual organisations.
  • We have sought to categorise by skills level based entirely on the third-party providers own descriptions. There are three levels, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.
  • This is by no means an exhaustive list, and the intention is to continuous update and improve the repository regularly.

Government and industry will continue to work together through the Cyber Growth Partnership, alongside the UK Cyber Security Council, to ensure increasing numbers of individuals can access potential cyber security opportunities and careers. Through this we will also be exploring how the cyber security industry can support those whose jobs and careers have been affected by COVID-19.

Training Material

Provider

Training Material Type

Difficulty

Summary

Qufaro Cyber EPQ

Qufaro

Formal Education

Basic

An Extended Project Qualification in Cyber Security.

Future Learn: Introduction to Cyber Security

Open University

Formal Education

Basic

This course helps you understand your risk profile and protect yourself.

Coursera

Coursera

Formal Education

Basic/Intermediate/Advanced

Coursera is an online learning platform with cyber courses from many world class institutions

Cyber Discovery

HM Govt

Extra-curricular educational tool

Basic

Cyber Discovery is a free extracurricular programme to get teenagers interested in cyber security

CompTIA IT Fundamentals

CompTIA

Re-training / extra curricula

Basic/Intermediate

A 30 day course covering many areas of IT

NetAcad

Cisco

Training

Basic

A 15 hour course introducing broad topics in cyber security.

Cyber Safe

Morten Consultancy

Training

Basic/Intermediate

Module based course for professionals.

CyberBit

CyberBit

Training

Intermediate/Advanced

Free cybersecurity training to help organisations maintain training continuity for security teams.

Hacker Lab Informer Training Basic / Intermediate / Advanced Technical guides for bug bounties and walkthroughs of CTFs for improving hacking skills.

Elastic

Elastic

Training

 

Free on demand courses on observability, security and elastic stack

Hacker 101

Hacker101

Training

Intermediate

Hacker101 is a free class for web security

Heimdal Security Training

Heimdal

Training / informative blogs

Basic / Intermediate

Heimdal run two cyber courses including a Cyber Security for Beginners course and a Cyber Security for Small Business Owners course

Eset Basic Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Eset

Training

Basic

Free online Cybersecurity Awareness training

SANS Institute Community Resources

SANS Institute Training Basic / Intermediate / Advanced SANS instructors produce thousands of free content-rich resources for the information security community.

Fortigate essentials

Fortinet

Training

Advanced

Awareness training for teleworkers, technical training for IT professionals.

ITPro Starter Pack

ITProTV

Training

Basic / Intermediate

65hrs of IT training including fundamentals and a daily live stream.

IBM Security Learning Academy

IBM

Training / informative blogs

 

This site provides free technical training for IBM Security products

M.E. Kabay

M.E. Kabay

Training

All

Free industry materials on cyber security

Chief Information Security Officer Workshop

Microsoft

Training

Advanced

Training on a collection of security learnings, principles and recommendations for modernising security

Hopper’s Roppers Security Training

Roppers Academy

Training

Basic

Free courses that provide training to beginners in the security field.

Foundations of Cyber Security

Springboard

Training

Basic

A free curriculum to build a strong foundation in Cyber security

Cyber vs Corona

6dg

Informative Videos and Blogs

Intermediate

A series of ‘Cyber Clinics’ where experts discuss cyber issues.

CGI Cyber Security

CGI

Informative videos and blogs

Advanced

A number of blogs, whitepapers and videos to teach you how to manage security vulnerable

EC-Council

EC-Council

Informative videos and blogs

 

Multiple webinars, blogs and online training videos on a host of cyber topics

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online

Informative blogs

Basic

Get Safe Online is the UKs leading source of easy to understand information on online safety.

Red Flags Security Stories

Think Cyber

Informative Blogs

Basic

A number of working from home securely stories for businesses, that are pushed directly out to staff devices.

SMEs and Cyber Attacks

Towergate Insurance Informative Blogs Basic / Intermediate A resource for SMEs on understanding the potential impacts and risk associated with cyber attacks and advice on how to manage the risk.

Kaspersky

Kaspersky

Informative blogs and videos

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Blogs and videos on how to work securely anywhere.

Free Cyber Security Webinars

Stanford University

Informative Videos

Basic / Intermediate

A number of free seminars from Stanford University

CREST's Youtube Channel 

CREST

Informative Videos

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

CREST's YouTube Channel provides a range of technical information security presentations and webinars with professionals in the industry.

Splunk For Good

Splunk

COVID-19 tools

Advanced

A series of datasets on COVID-19

 

Information Resources

Cybrary

Cybrary

Information Resource

Basic/Intermediate/Advanced

An online library of IT and cybersecurity materials

CyBok

University of Bristol

Information Resource

Basic / Intermediate /Advanced

A comprehensive body of knowledge to inform and underpin education and training in cyber security.

Additional resources:

  • The National Cyber Security Centre Certified Training scheme provides a benchmark for cyber security training by assuring the quality of both content and its delivery. These courses are rigorously quality assessed against exacting standards. 
  • The government Skills Toolkit offers training courses in wider digital and numeracy skills. A range of courses are available for citizens across the country. 
  • Cyber Aware is the UK government's advice on how to stay secure online during coronavirus. Many of us are spending more time online. Keep yourself and your family secure by following the advice.

If you have a free resource you would like included in the repository, please contact techUK’s programme manager for Defence and Cyber, Sam Wyatt at Sam.Wyatt@techuk.org.

  • Sam Wyatt

    Sam Wyatt

    Programme Manager | Defence and Cyber Security
    T 020 7331 2169
  • Dan Patefield

    Dan Patefield

    Head of Programme | Cyber and National Security
    T 020 7331 2165

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