The National Cyber Security Centre

Helping to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online


The National Cyber Security Centre a part of GCHQ

We act as a bridge between industry and government, providing a unified source of advice and support on cyber security, including the management of cyber security incidents.

Our vision is to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.


We work for

Learn what you and your family can do to protect your important information and stay safe on the internet. If you think you’ve been a victim of online crime, contact Action Fraud to report it.

There are some key steps you should take to reduce the risk to your business, voluntary group, school or other organisation – especially if you hold valuable, sensitive or personal information.

Helping government departments, agencies, wider public sector and their industry partners to protect the UK’s services and critical assets - by the provision of easy access to tools and support.

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.