The National Cyber Security Centre

Helping to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online. Read more about the NCSC.

The National Cyber Security Centre a part of GCHQ

NCSC's Small Business Guide now available

How to improve cyber security within your organisation - quickly, easily and at low cost.

Why you should protect your organisation's data, assets, and reputation from the growing online threat. 

UK small businesses can shield themselves from potential online attacks with new NCSC guide.

Guidance for enterprise administrators, small businesses and home users in relation to the recently published 'Krack' vulnerability in Wi-Fi networks protected by WPA2.

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All of our courses are carefully designed to bring out every student’s potential and inspire them to consider opportunities in cyber security. The courses are free; aimed at 11–17 year-olds; and offer are a mix of residential and non-residential at universities and colleges across mainland UK.

Bookings for CyberFirst Adventurers NOW OPEN.

An exciting competition to inspire and encourage young girls to consider a career in cyber. For 2018, the competition will contain teams made up of 4 female students in Year 8, S2, or equivalent. Could 2018 be your year? Details coming soon.

CyberFirst offers students a real choice after their A Levels. A CyberFirst Bursary offers undergraduates £4,000 per year financial assistance and paid cyber security work experience. A CyberFirst Degree Apprenticeship allows undergraduates to earn whilst they learn.

An infographic summary of low-cost, simple techniques that can improve cyber security within your organisation.

Cyber Security Infographic

Press & Media

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the NCSC, addresses the growing threats within cyber space at The Times Tech Summit.

The NCSC is supporting the next generaion of cyber security experts through funding and training.

The National Cyber Security Centre has welcomed a report published by Which? reporting on vulnerabilities with children's toys.

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At the NCSC we are inviting organisations of all sizes to work with us to achieve a greater understanding of the cyber security environment.

Equifax cyber incident

Latest information from the NCSC on the recent Equifax cyber incident.

NCSC advice for Equifax customers affected by the recent incident.

"Living with password re-use" - related NCSC guidance.

See more about our role after the NIS Directive's implementation, and how we'll be helping those designated operators of essential services and competent authorities

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Active Cyber Defence

Four ‘Active Cyber Defence’ programmes will help to immediately improve basic cyber security across UK business and government departments.

Ian Levy explains why the NCSC asked Nominet to build this critical service.

Introducing Web Check — a service that helps you find and fix common vulnerabilities in UK public sector websites you manage.

Find out about the NCSC...

The NCSC is making the UK one of the safest places in the world to live and do business online.

Read about the key events that lead to the formation of the National Cyber Security Centre.

Find out who makes up the NCSC leadership team. 

Services and resources

Cyber Aware provides cyber security advice for small businesses and individuals. By using strong passwords made up of three random words and always downloading the latest software updates, you can help protect your devices from cyber criminals.

Protect your business against cyber threats. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed and industry-supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. Cyber Essentials is for all organisations, of all sizes, and in all sectors - we encourage all to adopt the requirements as appropriate to their business.

Join our community on CiSP. CiSP allows members from across sectors and organisations to exchange cyber threat information in real time, in a secure and dynamic environment, while operating within a framework that protects the confidentiality of shared information.