Cyber Resilience

  • National Cyber Security Centre publishes cyber threat assessment for charity sector

    1st March 2018 by

    Culture of openness makes small charities more vulnerable to cyber fraud and extortion Charities falling victim to a range of attacks with potentially devastating consequences Accompanying guidance will help protect charities from common types of cyber crime DEVIOUS tricks to defraud small charities through online attacks have been exposed in the first ever threat assessment...

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  • The ‘One Reset’ you need to protect your emails from hackers

    21st February 2018 by

    Do you use the same password across all of your online accounts or share personal details via email? If so, you’re not alone. A new survey from the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign and global information services company Experian has revealed over half of respondents (52%) aged 18-25 and 27% of respondents from all age groups...

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  • This Data Protection Day get your organisation GDPR ready

    25th January 2018 by

    With just four months to go till General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, this Data Protection Day (28 January) take time out to ensure you know exactly how this might affect your organisation. The increasing use – and abuse – of personal and sensitive information has driven forward this...

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  • Competition launches to crown UK’s most cyber-savvy girls

    16th January 2018 by

    Female pupils in Scottish schools encouraged to create teams to enter UK cyber challenge Eight teams from Scottish schools finished in competition’s top 100 last year NCSC and GCHQ experts have devised 100 challenges for the teams to crack Global shortage of female cyber security staff – but 8,000 UK girls entered 2017 contest Young...

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  • Andrew McSherry from Scottish Canals on cyber resilient best practice

    7th November 2017 by

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Scottish Canals. I’ve worked in IT for nearly 25 years  in a variety of leadership roles in a number of sectors ranging from retail and manufacturing to facility management. I was initially brought into Scottish Canals to reviews its ICT provisioning before being appointed Head...

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  • Small business urged to follow five simple steps to thrive online

    17th October 2017 by

    UK small businesses can shield themselves from potential online attacks thanks to a new guide created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) •New guide gives expert advice on how small businesses can easily avoid common online dangers •Cyber security “should be as second nature as cashing up or locking the doors at night” •Minister...

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  • Cyber Comms Toolkit for September – Data Breaches

    30th August 2017 by

    As hackers become more and more sophisticated, the risk of a data breach has become a regular occurrence. Cyber criminals are after your money, your data and your intellectual property. The National Cyber Security Centre believes the average cost of a data breach for a business is between £600k and £1.5m. One in four businesses...

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  • 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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