Further Guidance

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey measures how well UK businesses approach cyber security, and the level, nature, cost and impact of cyber attacks on businesses.

For more a more detailed look at the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, please click here.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has produced a range of infographics that are designed to bring technical guidance to life.

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the NCSC, said: “The majority of successful cyber-attacks are not that sophisticated but can cause serious commercial damage. By getting the basic defences right, businesses of every size can protect their reputation, finances and operating capabilities. Cyber-Essentials, technical advice on CiSP and regularly updated guidance on the NCSC website offers companies, big and small, simple steps that can significantly reduce the risk of a successful attack.”

Please visit their website for more information about The National Cyber Security Centre.

10 steps to cyber security

Defining and communicating your Board’s Information Risk Regime is central to your organisation’s overall cyber security strategy. The National Cyber Security Centre recommends you review this regime – together with the nine associated security areas, in order to protect your business against the majority of cyber attacks.

What you can do to combat cyber attacks

Most cyber attacks are composed of four stages: Survey, Delivery, Breach and Affect.

The following security controls, applied at each stage of an attack, can reduce your organisation’s exposure to a successful cyber attack.

Managing your information risk

Using technology to deliver business attracts risk. Applying the following principles will help your organisation understand how to approach, assess and manage information and technology risks.

Password security

Attackers use a variety of techniques to discover passwords, including using powerful tools freely available on the internet. The following advice makes password security easier for your users – improving your system security as a result.

Bring your own device

Guidance for private and public sector organisations considering a BYOD approach

The National Cyber Security Centre glossary

This glossary explains some common words and phrases relating to cyber security.

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