As tensions rise in Ukraine with war having effectively already begun, Lindy Cameron, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has advised that all UK organisations should protect themselves from cyber threats.
You may be wondering what a war 2,000 miles away in eastern Europe has to do with your business, but writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Lindy advised how cyberattacks do not respect geographic boundaries and that UK businesses are being targeted by overseas criminals on a daily basis.
As the crisis escalates, it's anticipated that more cyberattacks will occur, with UK businesses potentially being caught in the crossfire.
To that end, we are promoting the NCSC’s Incident Management guidance, as part of their 10 Steps to Cyber Security advice, which we actively encourage you to read and add to existing business continuity plans or use to create one.
In addition, you can also download their free Cyber Security Guide for Small Businesses to help you better understand the threat and practical steps you can take to mitigate threats.
Further audience-specific guidance from the NCSC is available:
Large organisations and public sector - NCSC alert
SMEs - Small business guide
Microbusinesses, sole traders - Cyber Action plan
Citizens - www.cyberaware.gov.uk
Report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online. Forward suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Report SMS scams by forwarding the original message to 7726 (spells SPAM on the keypad).