19 May 2022

Cyber security – take actionable steps now!

Cyber security is an especially important consideration for any facility at the best of times, but the attack on Ukraine by Russia and the subsequent economic sanctions has caused the National Cyber Security Centre to issue a notice to urge UK organisations to bolster their cyber security resilience in response to current situation in and around Ukraine.

While the NCSC is not aware of any current specific threats to UK organisations in relation to events in and around Ukraine, the guidance is an ideal time for organisations to follow actionable steps that reduce the risk of falling victim to an attack, including: patching systems; improving access controls and enabling multi-factor authentication;  implementing an effective incident response plan;  checking that backups and restore mechanisms are working;  ensuring that online defences are working as expected, and keeping up to date with the latest threat and mitigation information.

As the situation in Ukraine develops, potential cyber threats to businesses in the UK as a Nato member will potentially increase and businesses should take action now to mitigate these threats.

Company info: Smart Futures