Cyber Resilience

  • Network and Information Systems Directive – plans and consultation

    8th August 2017 by

    UK Government’s Digital Minister Matt Hancock has launched a consultation on plans to implement the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive (“NIS Directive”). The European Commission, in cooperation with Member States, have agreed a Directive with the aim of increasing the security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) within the European Union (EU). The NIS Directive will...

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  • Draft Public Sector Action Plan and Best Practice Guidelines – Views Welcome

    8th August 2017 by

    Back in May we announced that we would be accelerating an action plan to help the public sector defend against cyber-attacks, including best practice guidelines for all organisations. We now have a Draft Public Sector Action Plan and Best Practice Guidelines – developed in partnership with the National Cyber Resilience Leaders Board and its Cross-Public Sector Group...

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit for August – Online Fraud

    26th July 2017 by

    Summer is here so it’s time to kick back and enjoy ourselves! However, while we relax and maybe spend more time online planning a holiday or festival, there are those who won’t have our best interests at heart. In fact, figures from Action Fraud suggest the average amount lost per person to online fraud during...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 12th July 2017

    12th July 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update. All updates are open source and links given: Scams follow widely reported attempt to compromise parliamentary email accounts Following reported attempts by hackers to compromise parliamentary email accounts in...

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

    11th July 2017 by

    This toolkit has been developed to support your organisation to raise awareness within your communities/stakeholders of the forthcoming data protection reform. Please feel free to use and adapt these resources through your own communication channels. In order to get your communities interested, engaged, and taking action to make their organisations compliant with GDPR, please consider...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 4th July 2017

    4th July 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 30 June. All updates are open source and links given: Password challenges Passwords have been in the news again recently. Most notably, on Friday 23 June accounts with weak...

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  • Ransomware: Latest NCSC Guidance

    28th June 2017 by

    We are aware of a global ransomware incident and are, alongside the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), monitoring the situation closely. The NCSC is asking to be notified of any instances of ransomware: incidents@ncsc.gov.uk. The NCSC’s website provides advice to the public and business on how to protect your digital systems. Read their ransomware guidance...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 27 June 2017

    27th June 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks. Fake airline websites distributed by social media Scammers are using the brands of major global airlines to lure users to fake websites and then encourage them to share links to the sites with friends....

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit for July 2017 – Young People

    27th June 2017 by

    Being Safe online: School’s out for summer and young people are looking forward to having more free time on their hands. For some, this will be spent using the internet to keep in touch with friends, catch up with the latest apps and online trends, and playing their favourite games. Unfortunately not everyone has our...

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  • Ransomware: Latest NCSC Guidance

    14th May 2017 by

    The latest statement and guidance from the NCSC (14/05/17): Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind.  But it is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and...

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