COVID-19: Moving your business from the physical to the digital

Security questions to ask your IT service providers during the coronavirus lockdown, plus more advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The National Cyber Security Centre has produced guidance for businesses on the cyber security measures they should put in place, and provides a series of questions that businesses can ask their IT service providers about the security of the systems you use and rely on.

Read this guidance here.

Updated government advice on cyber-crime and fraud

Measures announced over recent weeks and months to deal with coronavirus have seen our day-to-day life drastically changed – we are spending more time at home and online.

Unfortunately, criminals will use every opportunity they can to scam innocent people and their businesses.

The government has updated its advice and guidance on keeping yourself and your business protected from fraud and cyber-crime.

Read this guidance here.

National Cyber Security Centre guidance

The National Cyber Security Centre has published advice on how to manage cyber security. There is advice for:

Further cyber security resources and advice

Virtual cyber school

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) recently launched a new "virtual cyber school" as part of the government’s plans to develop the nation’s next generation of professional cyber defenders.

The online initiative aims to inspire future talent to work in the cyber security sector and give students a variety of extracurricular activities to do from the safety of their homes, such as cracking codes and fixing security flaws.

Read more information here.

Cyber Training & Skills Repository

techUK has launched a Cyber Training & Skills Repository which brings together a range of online courses and content to help people develop their skills.

Skills Toolkit

There is also a new government Skills Toolkit providing a wider range of online learning to help people to build their skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

Awareness campaigns and suspicious emails

Businesses should look at the government’s Cyber Aware campaign and the new Suspicious Email Reporting Tool.

The campaign helps people understand how to stay secure online during the current crisis and encourages people to forward suspicious emails to Over 160,000 reports have already been made, with 300 malicious websites being removed as a result.

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