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CyberUK Online 2021

Small Business Cyber Security – CYBERUK Online 2021

This week the National Cyber Security Centre have been running their CyberUK Online 2021 events on YouTube, if you have missed any of the presentations and discussions visit:  

The event is promoting best practices in Cyber Security and speakers from key industries sectors and Government discuss how to build a safe Cyber ecosystem for everyone. Building Resilience and Understanding Future Technology.

In 2012 when the BIS and the Cabinet Office and CESG (which became the National Cyber Security Centre in 2016) published its guidance we used this as part of our framework to improve IT security for our clients. Over the years the technology has developed and so have the techniques that the criminals have used.

The latest version has been developed over the years and is still concentrating on the 10 steps. Our article explains the original steps and our clients have benefitted from the framework we used to help protect them.

NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security

10 Steps to Cyber Security

  • Risk management – Take a risk-based approach to securing your data and systems.
  • Engagement and training – Collaboratively build security that works for people in your organisation.
  • Asset management – Know what data and systems you have and what business need they support.
  • Architecture and configuration – Design, build, maintain and manage systems securely.
  • Vulnerability management – Keep your systems protected throughout their lifecycle.
  • Identity and access Management – Control who and what can access your systems and data.
  • Data security – Protect data where it is vulnerable.
  • Logging and monitoring – Design your systems to be able to detect and investigate incidents.
  • Incident management – Plan your response to cyber incidents in advance.
  • Supply chain security – Collaborate with your suppliers and partners.

There was a 20% increase in Cyber attacks in 2020. Therefore it is important that before that securing your data is a priority for any business. If you would like to know how you can improve your Cyber Security in 2021 and beyond, give us a call on 0333 332 6600.