Information about cyber security for small businesses. There may be times when the cyber threat to an organisation is greater than usual. Moving to heightened alert can:· Help prioritise necessary cyber security work· Offer a temporary boost to defences· Give organisations the best chance of preventing a cyber-attack when it may be more likely, and recovering  quickly if it happens.This guidance explains in what circumstances the cyber threat might change, and outlines the steps an organisation can take in response to a heightened cyber threat.

Hello, The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has today 17th January published new guidance on when (Public Sector and Large) organisations might face a greater threat and the actions to take to keep secure.

Summary
Balancing cyber risk and defence

The threat an organisation faces may vary over time. At any point, there is a need to strike a balance between the current threat, the measures needed to defend against it, the implications and cost of those defences and the overall risk this presents to the organisation.

There may be times when the cyber threat to an organisation is greater than usual. Moving to heightened alert can:

  • Help prioritise necessary cyber security work
  • Offer a temporary boost to defences
  • Give organisations the best chance of preventing a cyber-attack when it may be more likely, and recovering quickly if it happens.

This guidance explains in what circumstances the cyber threat might change, and outlines the steps an organisation can take in response to a heightened cyber threat.

  • WRITTEN FOR

o   Public sector

o   Large organisations

 

The full online item can be found here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/actions-to-take-when-the-cyber-threat-is-heightened

As always if you have any questions on such guidance, please send your questions in respect of this and or indeed any other elements of their content, direct to the NCSC and not your local Force: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/about-this-website/contact-us

Thank you.

Regards, Mark

 

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