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National Cyber Security Centre – Practical Tips for Protecting Your Business Online

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the cyber team at BEIS that is looking at cyber in business, especially for this purpose manufacturing (and construction).

A key concern is ransomware attacks, which are becoming alarmingly common.

BEIS is keen to engage further and to understand the issues and opportunities for working with EAMA to support firms.  Its information so far is that manufacturers generally feel they are well-protected from cyber crime.

Cyber security guides from NCSC (GCHQ)

Here are details of various tools that NCSC has made available online to help businesses; and see also attachments, which are not currently online.

The NCSC was formed in 2016 “to make the UK the safest place to live and work online” and is part of GCHQ.

1.  NCSC Small Organisation Newsletter. This monthly newsletter aims to break down cyber related issues into bitesize pieces which can be read in your coffee break:  Sign up to receive a copy via this link – https://ncsc-production.microsoftcrmportals.com/SME_News/

2. Cyber Aware Campaign – basic messaging for public and business: Within the Cyber Aware website there is an option to have a tailored action plan depending on how the individual responds to the questions asked. https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home 

3. Small Business Guide – Explains how to improve cyber security; affordable, actionable advice for organisations. https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/small-business-guide

4. The recently-launched Cyber Security for Small Organisations: (Need link for this as the one provided is an error 404)

5. Top Tips for Staff: (Need link for this as the one provided is an error 404)

6. Exercise in a Box: Cyber Essentials is a government backed certification scheme that helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. An increasing number of tenders are now specifying Cyber Certification as part of their tender process with companies in the defence sector regularly asking for this accreditation: https://exerciseinabox.service.ncsc.gov.uk/

7. Practical tips for protecting your business online – Click here to download this full information paper