National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021

Cabinet Office and National security and intelligence: On 24 November the government updated the policy paper with the latest progress report.

The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021 set out the government’s plan to make Britain secure and resilient in cyberspace. The progress report mentions that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of ensuring the security of the UK’s cyberspace.

The report explains that millions of us have been relying more heavily on digital technology to work, shop and socialise

Highlighting that it can be an empowering and liberating force for good at a time when people have felt confined. It has been a lifeline keeping people connected with family and friends, ensuring the most vulnerable receive medicines and food deliveries and is underpinning the operational delivery of our ongoing response to the pandemic.

However alongside the clear benefits technology brings come growing opportunities for criminals and other malicious actors, here and abroad, to exploit cyber as a means to cause us harm. The progress report can be found here.

Like businesses, charities are increasingly reliant on IT and technology and are falling victim to a range of malicious cyber activity. In order to feel better-armed to face the challenges that come with such rapid technological advancement following the advice in the National Cyber Security Centre –  Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide – will significantly increase your protection from the most common types of cybercrime.

The National Cyber Security Centre guide can be accessed here.

In addition NCVO know how non-profit have put together a cybersecurity guidance page with other useful tips to access.