As war breaks out between Russia and Ukraine, Lindy Cameron, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has advised that all UK organisations should protect themselves from cyber threats.
You may be wondering what a war 2,000 miles away in eastern Europe has to do with your business, but writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Lindy advised how cyberattacks do not respect geographic boundaries and that UK businesses are being targeted by overseas criminals on a daily basis.
Lindy went on to say
"I’m sure there will be business leaders across the country who think: “It’s too complicated.”
Unfortunately, for businesses today, cyber security is essential.
Given the potential impact that breaches can have, all business leaders must take this threat seriously – or risk significant business impact. And it’s especially important in the current climate."
As the crisis escalates we anticipate more cyberattacks with UK businesses potentially being caught in the crossfire. Already there is evidence of Russia using computer wiping malware against Ukraine businesses; this could easily be transmitted to UK institutions.
Please make use of our free Cyber Incident Response Plan, which we actively encourage you to download and add to existing business continuity plans or use to create one.
You can find the full guidance that the NCSC has released about the key actions companies should be taking here. If there is anything within the guidance that you need a little bit more help with, drop us an email and if we can't help we can refer you to a Trusted Partner who will. Should you become the victim of an attack, there is guidance on how to report available on our website and as always our friendly team are only a phone call or email away if you need us.