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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, BIS and Cabinet Office have published an updated '10 Steps to Cyber Security' showing businesses the practical steps they can take to improve the security of their networks and the information carried on them.

GCHQ have also issued a report on Common Cyber Attacks detailing common attacks used by cyber criminals. The report uses real case studies to explain the nature of the risk and how iti can be prevented.

All of the above can be found on gov.uk.


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