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Businesses Urged to Bolster their Online Defences

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has urged organisations in the UK to bolster their online defences following Russian’s violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

In addition, a recent report by Fasthosts has also revealed that the pandemic has left UK businesses vulnerable to fraud and cyber-attacks with data from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau revealing that businesses have had over £2.4 billion losses due to cybercrime in the past year.

There are lot of support, guidance and services available to help businesses increase their cyber resilience, but it can be difficult to know where to go and which advice to be listening to when there is so much information out there.

The National Fraud Investigation Bureau (NFIB) Cyber PROTECT team has created a helpful guide for businesses, which pulls together the guidance and services delivered by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) and the NCSC.

The guide covers:

  • Incident Management Guidance
  • Recommended NCSC service available to businesses
  • Recommended Police services available to businesses
  • Reporting a live attack
  • Reporting a cyber security incident to NCSC
  • Reporting fraud or cybercrime to Action Fraud

The guide also highlights some practical tools available to for businesses to access including the Small Business Guide, NCSC Alert, Exercise in Box and Police CyberAlarm.

If your business is concerned about cyber security there are also a network of police-led regional cyber resilience centres across England and Wales to help businesses better protect themselves against cyber threats. Each CRC offers flexible membership packages to suit the needs of all businesses with the Core Membership being free of charge.

Cyber security remains a critical risk for any business or any size, and it has never been more important to ensure you have robust cyber defences in place.

Download the ‘Advising organisations to improve their cyber resilience’ document.