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Cyber advice for business

Cyberspace has revolutionised how many of us live and work. The internet, with its more than two billion users, is powering economic growth, increasing collaboration and innovation, and creating jobs.

Protecting key information assets is of critical importance to the sustainability and competitiveness of businesses today. Companies need to be on the front foot in terms of their cyber preparedness. Cyber security is all too often thought of as an IT issue, rather than the strategic risk management issue it actually is.

Every day, all around the world, thousands of IT systems are compromised. Some are attacked purely for the kudos of doing so, others for political motives, but most commonly they are attacked to steal money or commercial secrets. Are you confident that your cyber security governance regime minimises the risks of this happening to your business?

Companies benefit from managing risks across their organisations; drawing effectively on senior management support, risk management policies and processes, a risk aware culture and the assessment of risks against objectives.

CPNI, GCHQ and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have jointly produced 'Cyber Advice for Business', which can be found on the Gov.uk. Information on both the potential threats and implementing risk management through corporate governance is explored in the 'Executive Companion'. In addition, we have provided detailed guidance sheets outlining the measures that can be taken to reduce information risk in 10 key areas. The contents of both the 'Executive Companion' and the detailed guidance sheets can be used to support a board-level comprehensive risk management regime which can be effective in managing the organisation’s information risks.


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