Cyber Security

Risky business: resources, exercises and training to keep your business safe

Online hackers, cyber criminals, malicious insiders: they all want to get their hands on your data. Don’t make it easy for them.
Find out how to reduce the risk for your organisation.

This page offers resources from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of GCHQ and the Metropolitan Police.

The NCSC was set up in 2016 to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.

They support the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public. When incidents do occur, they provide effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learn lessons for the future.

Resources & Downloads

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Small Business Guide: practical advice

This Guide explains how to improve your cyber security: affordable, actionable advice for organisations.

Training

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Cyber Security Introduction: Top tips for staff

The link above connects you to the EDA Training Course Directory where this, and other courses, are listed.

This course covers:

  • Defending yourself against phishing
  • Creating strong passwords
  • Securing your devices
  • Reporting incidents

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Cyber Security for Small Organisations

The link above connects you to the EDA Training Course Directory where this, and other courses, are listed.

This course covers:

  • Backing up your organisation’s data
  • Protecting against malware
  • Creating strong passwords
  • Keeping your devices secure
  • Defending against phishing

Exercise in a box

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Test your cyber resilience and recovery

A free online tool which helps organisations find out how resilient they are to cyber-attacks and practise their response in a safe environment.

Exercises include 15 minute micro exercises, 1-3 hour discussion based exercises, and a 3-4 hour simulation exercise.

Cyber Essentials Certification

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Cyber Essentials Readiness Tool

Cyber Essentials, a government backed certification scheme, helps you to guard against cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.

The Cyber Essential Readiness Tool is preparation for the 2 levels of certification, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

Government contracts, and some private contracts, are now requesting Cyber Certification as part of their tender process.

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Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus

The IASME (Information Assurance for Small & Medium Enterprises) Consortium manage the Cyber Essentials scheme on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre.

There are two levels of Certification:

  1. Cyber Essentials
  2. Cyber Essentials Plus