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

Announcing the top 10 teams going through to the CyberFirst Girls Competition Grand Final 2019 in Edinburgh in March.

Congratulations to every one of the 3,389 teams from 841 schools who entered this year's competition.

All of the Girls Competition participants are eligible for a place on a specially commissioned CyberFirst Defenders course. Read more.

CYBERUK is heading to Glasgow for 2019 and will give the cyber security community a chance to meet, discuss business needs, review the changing threat landscape and clarify responsibilities.

CYBERUK 2019 SEC Glasgow night image

Check out some of the highlights from the NCSC's Annual Review 2018 published back in October.

Or read the full story of our second year of operations. In it we reveal that we have defended the UK from an average of more than 10 attacks per week.

Press & Media

The NCSC has shared expertise during a cyber security conference in Muscat, Oman.

Universities across the UK now have a further opportunity for their cyber-security related degrees to gain NCSC certification.

Information about how the UK intelligence community decides to disclose the vulnerabilities we discover in technology.

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.