Businesses urged to boost their cyber security by completing a short survey that generates a personalised list of actions.
A new digital tool has been launched to help businesses and individuals improve their cyber security.
As part of the cross-government Cyber Aware campaign, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched the free use of Cyber Action Plan.
There are two versions of the tool: one for businesses and the other for individuals / families.
By answering a few questions on topics like passwords and two-factor authentication, users will receive a free personalised list of actions that will help them improve their cyber security.
The survey takes 3-5 minutes to complete and can be found here.
The tool has been launched as a survey on behalf of the NCSC found 81% of British people fear themselves or their friends or family falling victim to cyber crime.
NCSC Director for Policy and Communications, Nicola Hudson, said: “The last year has shown us the great value online technology brings to us all – but people are right to be wary that cyber criminals could look to take advantage of our increasingly digital lives.
“We can protect ourselves from the majority of cyber crime by following the six practical Cyber Aware steps and the newly launched Cyber Action Plan will help people to personalise this advice.
“I would urge everybody to visit the Cyber Aware site, use the Cyber Action Plan tool and follow our steps to secure themselves online.”
Cyber Aware is the home of the government’s advice on staying secure online, offering six actions that people can take to protect themselves from the majority of cyber crime. It can be found here.
People should report suspicious emails and texts by forwarding to email@example.com and 7726 respectively. Anybody who thinks that they’ve fallen victim to a cyber crime should report this to Action Fraud.
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