Three things to do today to make your business safer from online criminals


1. Check out Cyber Aware

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is currently running a campaign to help us all remember the basics of keeping our businesses and our personal lives safe from criminal damage. From using strong passwords to turning on two factor authentication, take a look at their quick guide: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home


2. Save your passwords in your browser

If you struggle to remember all your different passwords, you’re not alone. But making sure you don’t duplicate is vitally important for preventing hackers from accessing your accounts. To help, the NCSC recommend saving your logins in your browser. This is safer than using the likes of “12345” or “password2”.


3. Update your devices

If you use a mac or iPhone, you will have noticed prompts to install updates recently. While it’s tempting to swipe them away, not keeping on top of the latest software could put your device at risk of cyber attacks. Set that update running while you’re having your lunch today!


The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) are working together to support the establishment of Regional Cyber Resilience Centres (CRCs). The CRCs represent a significant opportunity for the NCSC to expand the reach of its guidance and services to smaller organisations across the country and provide an extra level of practical support to enhance their impact. The NCSC is currently assisting the NPCC in determining the suite of cyber security services that the CRCs will be able to offer.