Guidance on how organisations can protect themselves in cyberspace, including the 10 steps to cyber security, an introduction to cyber security for executive/board-level staff and an explaination of what a common cyber attack looks like, and how attackers execute them.
Cyber security useful links
Links to guidance and information from external websites on cyber security.
Guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) which gives advice for small businesses on how to keep IT systems safe and secure.
Government campaign to raise cyber security awareness. Gives advice on: protecting your device; protecting your data; and protecting your business.
Guidance from ENISA on the security risks and opportunities of cloud services for SMEs. Includes forms for assessing risks and opportunities and collecting relevant information about the security aspects of a cloud service.
Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre to help protect organisations against cyber attacks. There are three levels of engagement , two of which leads to accreditation for certified cyber security.
Government guidance for small businesses on how to put simple cyber security measures in place.
Government guidance for non-executive directors on understanding the cyber security risks their company faces, including example questions they should ask board colleagues.
The Fraud Advisory Panel is the independent voice of the anti-fraud community. The resources section of the website contains anti-fraud guidance, including cyber-related guidance, online training for legal and accountancy professionals (in association with ICAEW) and webinars.
Free expert advice from the Government supported public/private partnership. Personal and business guidance is provided in areas such as hardware, information security, online safety and security, rules, guidelines and procedures, software and ways of work.
Guidance note from ICSA, the Governance Institute, designed to help boards to understand the risks associated with cyber crime. Commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
This guidance, from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), offers a set of questions and approaches an organisation should consider, in conjunction with a prospective cloud provider, in order to ensure that the processing of personal data done in the cloud complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 [Please note - this guidance has not yet been updated to reflect the Data Protection Act 2018].
NCSC guidance on how to make sure your organisation is prepared for an increase in home working, and advice on spotting coronavirus (COVID-19) scam emails.
A March 2015 AXELOS discussion paper on the challenges that directors may face in understanding cyber risk and how these problems can be addressed. Requires free registration to view.
Practical guidance for organisations including 10 steps to cyber security. Also provides information on cyber security threats detected in the UK.
Government guidance which gives an overview of cyber security - getting the basics right; planning, implementing and reviewing a cyber risk management strategy; a small business case study.
An annual Government survey detailing business and charity action on cyber security and the costs and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks. An interim survey has been published detailing preparedness for the new Data Protection Act.
Latest edition of EY's annual survey examining the current security landscape, future trends and potential strategies.
Annual PwC survey based on responses of more than 9,500 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CISOs, CSOs, VPs, and directors of IT and security practices from more than 122 countries. Looks at the imapct of cyber attacks and business preparedness.
Latest news and features on security, data and privacy from the British Computer Society (BCS)
News, features and guidance from Computerworld on IT security issues.
Computing news and features on IT security.