NCSC Issues Cyber Security Guidance

The National Cyber Security Centre has issued guidance to manage the cyber security challenges of increased working from home.

Companies are advised to take extra precautions to reduce the risk of cyber attacks on deployed devices including laptops, mobiles and tablets.

Tips are also available to help staff spot typical signs of phishing scams, as working from home becomes a reality for many organisations and employees in line with social distancing measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Recommendations and best practices have been outlined for setting up new accounts and accesses, controlling access to corporate systems, helping staff maintain the upkeep of devices and reduce the risk from removable media.
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Companies are advised to lookout for suspicious emails as evidence emerges that criminals are exploiting the coronavirus online via phishing emails that contain bad links.

The full guidance offers tips to spot those emails as well as on how to respond in the event of falling victim to a scam.

Click here for advice on:

mobile devices

phishing scams

removable media

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