NCSC urges UK organisations to boost cyber resilience
The statement comes after the NCSC, which is part of the GCHQ, updated its guidance to UK companies and organisations last week.
The NCSC has been investigating recent reports of malicious cyber incidents in Ukraine and says that cyber activity happening in and around the Eastern European country is similar to previous Russian behaviour observed, including the damaging NotPetya incident and cyber attacks against Georgia.
The security organisation assures that there are currently no threats to the UK identified, but organisations should look at the guidance to build cyber resilience and stay ahead should there be a potential threat.
The guidance urges enterprises 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 information.
Paul Chichester, NCSC director of operations said: “The NCSC is committed to raising awareness of evolving cyber threats and presenting actionable steps to mitigate them.” Adding, “While we are unaware of any specific cyber threats to UK organisations in relation to events in Ukraine, we are monitoring the situation closely and it is vital that organisations follow the guidance to ensure they are resilient.”
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