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Cyber security useful links

Links to guidance and information from external websites on cyber security.



10 steps to cyber security

National Cyber Security Centre August 2016

Guidance on how organisations can protect themselves in cyberspace, including the 10 steps to cyber security, an introduction to cyber security for executive/board-level staff and an explaination of what a common cyber attack looks like, and how attackers execute them.

A practical guide to IT security

Information Commissioner's Office January 2016

Guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) which gives advice for small businesses on how to keep IT systems safe and secure.

Be cyber aware

HM Government

Government campaign to raise cyber security awareness. Gives advice on: protecting your device; protecting your data; and protecting your business.

Cloud security guide for SMEs

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security April 2015

Guidance from ENISA on the security risks and opportunities of cloud services for SMEs. Includes forms for assessing risks and opportunities and collecting relevant information about the security aspects of a cloud service.

Cyber essentials scheme

National Cyber Security Centre

Advice from the National Cyber Security Centre to help protect organisations against cyber attacks. There are three levels of engagement , two of which leads to accreditation for certified cyber security.

Cyber security: balancing risk and reward with confidence

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills December 2014

Government guidance for non-executive directors on understanding the cyber security risks their company faces, including example questions they should ask board colleagues.

Fraud advisory panel

Fraud Advisory panel

The Fraud Advisory Panel is the independent voice of the anti-fraud community. The resources section of the website contains anti-fraud guidance, including cyber-related guidance, online training for legal and accountancy professionals (in association with ICAEW) and webinars.

Get safe online

Get Safe Online

Free expert advice from the Government supported public/private partnership. Personal and business guidance is provided in areas such as hardware, information security, online safety and security, rules, guidelines and procedures, software and ways of work.

Getting wise to cyber risk

ICSA June 2013

Guidance note from ICSA, the Governance Institute, designed to help boards to understand the risks associated with cyber crime. Commissioned by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Guidance on the use of cloud computing

Information Commissioner's Office February 2016

This guidance, from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), offers a set of questions and approaches an organisation should consider, in conjunction with a prospective cloud provider, in order to ensure that the processing of personal data done in the cloud complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 [Please note - this guidance has not yet been updated to reflect the Data Protection Act 2018].

National Cyber Security Centre

National Cyber Security Centre

Practical guidance for organisations including 10 steps to cyber security. Also provides information on cyber security threats detected in the UK.


Cyber security breaches survey

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

An annual Government survey detailing business and charity action on cyber security and the costs and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks. An interim survey has been published detailing preparedness for the new Data Protection Act.

Global state of information security survey


Annual PwC survey based on responses of more than 9,500 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CISOs, CSOs, VPs, and directors of IT and security practices from more than 122 countries. Looks at the imapct of cyber attacks and business preparedness.


BCS - latest security articles

British Computer Society

Latest news and features on security, data and privacy from the British Computer Society (BCS)

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