Cyber strategy

Fundamental strategies for organisations looking to improve their cyber security.
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  • Threats in scope (Cyber Essentials scheme)

    Information13 Sep 2017TopicsCyber strategy

    If you interested in gaining Cyber Essentials certification please visit the Cyber Aware website and speak to an Accrediting Body for further information. The pages here are currently undergoing a full review and will be launched as a new site this Autumn.

    An outline of the types of threat and the level of defence that are assessed under the Cyber Essentials scheme.

  • Requirements for IT Infrastructure (Cyber Essentials scheme)

    Information13 Sep 2017TopicsCyber strategy

    If you interested in gaining Cyber Essentials certification please visit the Cyber Aware website and speak to an Accrediting Body for further information. The pages here are currently undergoing a full review and will be launched as a new site this Autumn.

    Specifying the technical controls required for IT infrastructure, for assessment under the Cyber Essentials scheme.

  • Cyber Essentials Accreditation Bodies

    Information13 Sep 2017TopicsCyber strategy, Risk management

    If you interested in gaining Cyber Essentials certification please visit the Cyber Aware website and speak to an Accrediting Body for further information. The pages here are currently undergoing a full review and will be launched as a new site this Autumn.

    Accreditation Bodies are responsible for appointing Certifying Bodies to carry out Cyber Essentials evaluations.

  • Requirements for an accreditation body in the Cyber Essentials scheme

    Document13 Sep 2017TopicsCyber strategy

    If you interested in gaining Cyber Essentials certification please visit the Cyber Aware website and speak to an Accrediting Body for further information. The pages here are currently undergoing a full review and will be launched as a new site this Autumn.

    This document sets out the authority's requirements that are applicable to the Cyber Essentials scheme requirements.

  • NCSC commitment to Scotland's cyber security

    News05 Sep 2017TopicsCyber strategy, The NCSC, Partnerships

    SECURITY experts leading the fight against cyber threats to the UK will set out their commitment to joint working with Scottish devolved organisations during a visit to Edinburgh and Glasgow today

  • Two in three bosses at Britain’s biggest businesses not trained to deal with a cyber attack

    News18 Aug 2017TopicsCyber strategy, Cyber threats

    Top firms and charities in Britain urged to do more to protect themselves from online threats.

  • Chancellor Philip Hammond

    Protective DNS service for the public sector is now live

    Blog post17 Aug 2017AuthorIan LevyTopicsCyber strategy, Digital services, Assurance

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

  • UK Public Sector DNS service

    Information17 Aug 2017TopicsCyber strategy, Digital services, The NCSC, Partnerships

    The UK Public Sector DNS service is now live - here is what it is and how to use it.

  • Networks and Information Systems (NIS) Directive: Security objectives and principles

    Information09 Aug 2017TopicsCyber strategy, Government strategy

    The 4 top-level objectives of Article 14 of the Networks and Information Systems (NIS) Directive, plus the security principles and explanations

  • NCSC support to the NIS Directive implementation

    Information09 Aug 2017TopicsCyber strategy, Government strategy, Sectoral engagement

    The UK will be implementing the EU directive on the security of Networks and Information Systems (known as the NIS Directive). DCMS are conducting a public consultation, and we will be providing support and guidance for the NIS implementation to government and the sectors

  • Cyber security diversity

    Fighting for diversity from the NCSC frontline

    News16 Jul 2017TopicsCyber strategy, The NCSC

    Meet five women leading the way for diversity within the NCSC.

  • industry

    Firms urged to apply for groundbreaking GCHQ cyber start-up scheme

    News13 Jul 2017TopicsCyber strategy, Research, The NCSC

    Groundbreaking initiative to develop new cyber security technology to be extended.

  • NCSC building with logo

    NCSC rolls out free and easy steps to improve public sector cyber security

    News30 Jun 2017TopicsCyber strategy, Cyber threats

    Four ‘Active Cyber Defence’ programmes will immediately help to improve basic cyber security across the public sector. UK businesses will see benefits now from the increased protection of government’s brand and be able to use the ACD services themselves in the future.

  • Guidance to local authorities for elections

    Guidance28 Apr 2017TopicsCyber strategy, Cyber threats

    This guidance has been produced by the NCSC and the CPNI for local authorities ahead of the UK's forthcoming general election on the 8th of June. It contains reminders around good cyber security practices for the systems that support the delivery of UK elections, but doesn't replace tailored advice ...

  • CyberUK Strategy 2017

    Information31 Mar 2017TopicsCyber strategy

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

  • Ciaran Martin

    CyberUK 2017: A thank you to all involved

    Blog post23 Mar 2017AuthorCiaran MartinTopicsCyber strategy, The NCSC

    Thank you to everyone involved in making CyberUK 2017 our biggest and best event yet.

  • Alison Whitney, Deputy Director for Digital Government

    Cyber Security summit closes with commitment to a more diverse future

    News17 Mar 2017TopicsCyber strategy, New talent

    NCSC announces new initiatives to deliver ongoing commitment to diversity.

  • CyberUK track 2

    You'll never guess what's happening in Track 2 at CyberUK In Practice

    Blog post13 Mar 2017AuthorJon LTopicsCyber strategy, Sectoral engagement

    Jon L introduces a track with a theme we should all care about...

  • Agile and Security

    CyberUK In Practice Track 4: Securing Agile Delivery

    Blog post11 Mar 2017AuthorIan MTopicsCyber strategy, Flexible working

    Ian M tells us what we can look forward to at the fourth track of CyberUK In Practice.

  • No hacking

    CyberUK In Practice Track 1: Managing Threat

    Blog post10 Mar 2017AuthorJon LTopicsCyber strategy

    What makes CyberUK a different kind of cyber security event? The time we put into finding amazing speakers.

  • Alex D Cyber UK NCSC

    Looking forward to the CyberUK Strategy day

    Blog post09 Mar 2017AuthorAlex DewdneyTopicsCyber strategy, The NCSC

    A breakdown of the day's four event streams

  • Let the cyber games begin

    CyberUK 2017: Let the cyber games begin!

    Blog post07 Mar 2017AuthorHarry WTopicsCyber strategy, Skills and training

    Do you have the cyber skills to accept our hacking challenge?

  • Lightning talks at CyberUK

    CyberUK 2017: People - The Strongest Link

    Blog post27 Feb 2017AuthorEmma WTopicsCyber strategy, Sectoral engagement

    There's now only a couple of weeks to go until the event of the cyber security year.

  • HM the Queen with GCHQ Director Robert Hannigan and Chief Executive Officer of the NCSC, Ciaran Martin

    GCHQ Director's speech at the launch of the NCSC

    News14 Feb 2017TopicsCyber strategy

    The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on February 14th, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.