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

A new report, Cyber crime: understanding the online business model, outlines how cyber criminals are organised, their methods, and how their activities are monetised.

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CyberFirst Girls competition

The CyberFirst Girls competition has an important part to play in addressing the gender imbalance in cyber security.

10 teams of girls from across the UK came to Lancaster House in the heart of Westminster for the final of the NCSC's CyberFirst Girls competition.

Teenage cyber sleuths from all over the country are praised for their security skills after impressing judges with their code-cracking abilities.

CyberUK 2017 video round-up

An animation produced by the NCSC that explains why we think people are the unsung heroes of cyber security.

Emma W, People-Centred Security Lead from the NCSC, delivers her People: The Strongest Link keynote from the opening day of CyberUK in practice.

Highlights from CyberUK Strategy 2017, the NCSC's primary briefing for the cyber security leadership community.

NCSC UK business

A new threat report, jointly written by the NCSC and the National Crime Agency (NCA), provides an in-depth analysis of the evolving threat, together with an overview of the practical steps the UK can take.

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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.

Short courses designed to introduce 11-17 year olds to the world of cyber security are now available.

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.