Council Co-Funded & Co-Designed GDPR & Cyber Training Rolling Out To Over 150,000 Staff


A successful collaboration between CC2i, ten local authorities and BAFTA award-winning film-makers, Matobo, is now delivering council focused GDPR and cyber security awareness training across 32 local authorities, just one month after launching.


This unique approach to product design saw ten councils from across the UK come together to tackle two of of the biggest issues facing councils today, namely GDPR and cyber security.


Working with the team behind the BBC’s mandatory cyber training course, the ten councils - brought together by CC2i - co-funded and co-designed the training, to be specifically relevant to local government threats, needs and protocols.


National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) research shows that staff are the biggest threat to cyber security, with 50% of the worst information security breaches caused by unintentional human error.


The resulting training delivers over 35 minutes of high quality content across 12 modules, each lasting 3-5 minutes. With modules covering phishing, scams, password management, offline security, GDPR and more, the animated, easy to consume approach ensures staff stay engaged.


Mike Greenslade, Information Security Officer at Portsmouth City Council has spoken about the benefits of getting involved:


“Like all other councils across the UK, Portsmouth was facing an unprecedented number of cyber attacks. The Matobo-CC2i collaboration gave us the ability to work with a leading cyber awareness film-maker as well as other councils facing similar threats.


“Sharing the costs was a key benefit of the collaboration, as was the ability to input relevant messages into the training to inform staff at all levels.”


Steve Anderson at West Lindsey District Council has also spoken about the positive feedback from staff since Dojo was implemented:


"The feedback has been incredible and staff are already coming up with some great ideas on how to build a complete GDPR and Cyber-Security awareness programme based on the videos and the characters from them.”


A trailer is available to view here: