About the NCSC

Created:  09 Jun 2017
Updated:  28 Mar 2018
The NCSC is making the UK one of the safest places in the world to live and do business online.

The NCSC was set up to help protect our critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, and improve the underlying security of the UK Internet through technological improvement and advice to citizens and organisations. Our vision is to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.


What we do

We support the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry and SMEs. When incidents do occur, we provide effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learn lessons for the future.

More specifically, the NCSC:


How we work

Launched in October 2016, the NCSC has headquarters in London and brings together expertise from CESG (the information assurance arm of GCHQ), the Centre for Cyber Assessment, CERT-UK, and the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure.

By building on the best of what we already have, the NCSC provides a single point of contact for SMEs, larger organisations, government agencies and departments. We also work collaboratively with other law enforcement, defence, the UK’s intelligence and security agencies and our international partners.


Careers at the NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre provides world-class advice and consultancy services to a variety of government and industry customers globally. By joining the organisation you’ll be helping to ensure that the technologies used across the UK protects the information they carried. It’s complex, challenging and high-profile work, keeping critical IT infrastructure, data, systems and communications safe and secure against a variety of threats.

The NCSC is a part of GCHQ so when searching for vacancies please visit www.gchq-careers.co.uk and the Civil Service Jobs website for details of all the latest vacancies. When using the Civil Service Jobs website, please ensure you select ‘Government Communications Headquarters’ in the organisation field.

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