The tool by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) helps small businesses create a strategy to protect themselves from cybercriminals. Many small businesses think they are not at a high risk of getting attack compared to larger businesses however, the numbers show otherwise. Attackers could be trying to attack a small business in a larger supply chain attack.
The tool provides a questionnaire followed by customised advice on how the business should do better when it comes to cybersecurity.
The NCSC will be launching a version of the cyber-action plan designed to help individuals and families protect themselves from cyberattacks at some point in the future.
One of the biggest challenges has been the remote work force due to the pandemic—as we have discussed before. This has led to an increase in the attacks and threats by cybercriminals. Risks includes: exploiting unpatched systems, bypassing inadequate controls, and capitalizing on authorization creeps/drifting defenses.
Tips to keep in mind while facing cybersecurity challenges: ensure timely patch process on remote assets, have proper secure laptops and devices, analyze suspicious files right away before they can cause harm, and proactively look out for harmful or suspicious activity.
Cybersecurity focuses on the “now” to stop and defend from attacks. However, long-term strategies are much needed in the industry.