The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has created a set of guidelines for risk management, aimed at medium and large organisations. These cyber security steps should enable your business to stay protected against most cyber attacks.

Risk Management

Take a risk-based approach with your cyber security.

This means identifying the biggest risks to your organisation and making them a priority.

Engagement and Training

Create security procedures that involve everyone in your organisation.

This includes involving the whole organisation in cyber security training and awareness on a regular basis, to keep it at the forefront of their mind.

Asset Management

Your business needs to be aware of all data, devices and systems within the organisation. Each of these devices needs to be regularly updated and supported to prevent any gaps in your security infrastructure.

Architecture and Configuration

Design, build and maintain your systems securely. Having either an internal or external IT team to do this for you is essential.

Vulnerability Management

To prevent vulnerabilities, systems need to be protected throughout their entire lifecycle. This means regular updates, patch management and RMM software in place.

Devices will also need to be disposed of correctly when they are no longer in use.

Identity and Access Management

Business devices need measures to control WHO and WHAT can access data.

When employees leave, they will need to be removed from all inboxes and business accounts to prevent any data getting into the wrong hands.

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Data Security

Use a series of cyber security tools and procedures to protect data where it is vulnerable.

When you start a partnership with us, the first thing we do is complete a site survey. This allows us to identify weaknesses in your system, and means we can prioritise areas you may need increased security.

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Logging and Monitoring

Your systems need to be able to detect and investigate incidents. This often means installing RMM software so your IT team can constantly monitor and health check your devices.

Incident Management

Every organisation needs to have an incident response plan in place in case of emergency. This should contain a number of procedures that all employees must follow in the event of a data breach/cyber incident.

Supply Chain Security

Collaborate with your suppliers and partners to make a bulletproof security network. Having everyone onboard makes it a lot easier to manage and prevents gaps in security

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