UK warned to bolster cyber defences
Amid the increasing tensions in Eastern Europe, and reports of malicious cyber incidents in Ukraine bearing Russian characteristics, the National Cyber Security Centre has updated its cyber threat guidance .
Whilst the NCSC has advised that there is no cause for panic, heightened cyber security vigilance for all UK businesses is recommended. We recommend the following actions to reduce the risk of successful attacks.
Prepare your workforce
90% of all cyber data breaches are caused by human error. Cyber security awareness training equips your teams with the knowledge and foresight to identify threats and build a security culture. Incentivise the training, address proficiency gaps and weaknesses, and identify risks. If you don’t currently have a cyber security awareness platform in place, please speak to get in touch.
The newly updated Cyber Essentials certification covers essential security maintenance steps including, but not limited to; secure configurations, access control, malware protection, patch management, remote working and cloud services. It’s an excellent sanity check of your IT systems and processes.
Align with a credible Cybersecurity Framework
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework is a set of best practices and guidelines to improve the way you identify, detect and respond to cyber attacks. The framework should also support you adopt resilient business and operational processes should any key services be compromised.