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Welcome and Information Page

Welcome to our program dedicated to enhancing cyber security and supporting you take proactive steps to safeguard your digital assets and protect against threats.

It's crucial to prioritise cyber security measures to minimise any disruptions or damages, stemming from fraud or cyber incidents which can have significant consequences for your organisation's financial health.

By implementing effective cyber security measures, you can prevent unauthorised access to vital infrastructure, systems, and data. Additionally, you'll mitigate the risk of personal data breaches, preserving customer trust and your business's reputation.

 

The good news is that with proper understanding of your risks and vulnerabilities, along with the right mitigations in place, many of these attacks can be thwarted.

 

Feel free to explore the benefits of our program and take advantage whenever you're ready.

We are here to help!

In the last 12 months, 32% of businesses and 24% of charities recall a cyber breach or attack.

These are the common types of fraud and cyber incidents that businesses have reported in the first quarter of 2024.

 

By clicking on each of these buttons, you will discover steps you can take, to reduce the chances of encountering similar events.

In the last 12 months, 32% of businesses and 24% of charities recall a cyber breach or attack.

Cyber action plan

Answer a few questions and get a personalised list of actions to help you or your business improve your cyber security.

ncsc.gov.uk/news/cyber-aware-action-plan

Exercise in a box

An online tool which helps organisations test and practice their response to a cyber-attack. It is completely free, and you do not have to be an expert to use it. It includes two exercises, a technical simulation, and a tabletop exercise. You just need to register for an account.

ncsc.gov.uk/information/exercise-in-a-box

A board room toolkit

Boards are pivotal in improving the cyber security of their organisations. The Board Toolkit has been designed to help board members get to grips with cyber-security and know what questions they should be asking their technical experts.

ncsc.gov.uk/collection/board-toolkit

Early warning service

Helps organisations investigate cyber-attacks on their network by notifying them of malicious activity that has been detected in information feeds.

ncsc.gov.uk/information/early-warning-service

Active cyber defence

This programme seeks to reduce the harm from commodity cyberattacks by providing tools and services that protect against a range of cyber security threats.

ncsc.gov.uk/section/active-cyber-defence/introduction

Connect inform share protect - CISP Platform

This is a joint industry and government initiative run by the NCSC and a good place for network defenders to find help and speak with like minded people.

ncsc.gov.uk/section/keep-up-to-date/cisp

Information security policies

In collaboration with information security subject-matter experts and leaders who volunteered their security policy knowledge and time, SANS has developed and posted a set of security policy templates for your use.

sans.org/information-security-policy

Cyber incident response template

Create your own cyber security incident response plan that will help you respond effectively in the event of a cyber attack or IT event.

secrc.police.uk/post/cyber-incident-response-plan

10 steps to cyber security

Guidance is designed to help organisations protect themselves in cyberspace. It breaks down the task of defending your networks, systems, and information into its essential components, providing advice on how to achieve the best possible security in each of these areas.

ncsc.gov.uk/collection/10-steps-to-cyber-security

Test filtering check

Free check to see if your internet connection blocks child abuse & terrorist content

swgfl.org.uk/services/test-filtering

Configure the O365 Phishing email report button

Set up O365 so users have immediate access to a report phishing button on the toolbar, which will send phishing reports instantly.

ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/configuring-o365-outlook-report-phishing-for-sers

Police cyber alarm
Police Cyber Alarm is a free Home Office funded tool, which helps businesses understand and monitor malicious cyber activity. The system monitors member’s internet traffic and will detect and provide regular reports of malicious activity to organisations helping them minimise vulnerabilities.

cyberalarm.police.uk

No more ransom

Law enforcement and IT Security companies have joined forces to disrupt criminal businesses.  The goal is to help victims of ransomware retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay the criminals.

nomoreransom.org.

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