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 statement following a data breach affecting Dixons Carphone plc

NCSC building with logo

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

The General Data Protection Regulation, and what it means for cyber security.

Blog: With GDPR taking effect on May 25th, Ian M introduces the GDPR Security Outcomes, developed jointly with the ICO.

Find out about the technical security outcomes that are considered to represent appropriate measures under the GDPR.

The UK is implementing the EU directive on the security of Networks and Information Systems (known as the NIS  Directive). The NIS Guidance Collection now includes the Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF).

Europe networks

Latest information on malicious cyber activity

The NCSC, FBI and DHS have issued a joint Technical Alert about malicious cyber activity carried out by the Russian Government.

This advisory provides information on the worldwide cyber exploitation of network infrastructure devices (e.g. routers, switches, firewalls, Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) devices) by Russian state-sponsored cyber actors.

Additional information around the joint US and UK statement about malicious cyber activity carried out by the Russian government.

cyber threat to UK business

A report examining how nefarious cyber activity over the past 12 months has impacted UK businesses.

CyberFirst Girls Competition 2018

BBC's Steph McGovern crowns 'The Computifuls' as winners of the NCSC's annual CyberFirst girls competition.

Finalists of the NCSC's Cyberfirst Girls Competition met with His Royal Highness The Duke Of York at Buckingham Palace.

Check out the image gallery from this year's CyberFirst Girls Competition final in Manchester

Press & Media

NCSC statement on Cisco Talos VPN Filter malware.

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the NCSC, discusses how the UK and international partners are pushing back against state and criminal cyber aggression to help make the UK digital homeland significantly safer.

Small and medium-sized businesses are being urged to check their readiness for cyber attacks by taking a new resilience test, launched by Business in the Community (BITC) today.

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.