The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are urging UK organisations to bolster their cyber security resilience in response to malicious cyber incidents.
The growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine are worrying on every level, and malicious cyber incidents are already showing a pattern of behaviour previously observed, including the NotPetya incident in 2017 which was hugely destructive.
How to increase your business' cyber security
The NCSC have updated their guidance on actions organisations should take when the cyber threat is heightened, such as now, which include:
- Checking system patching
- Verifying access controls
- Ensuring defences are working
- Logging and monitoring
- Reviewing backups
- Having an incident plan
- Checking internet footprint
- Reviewing phishing response
- Third party access
- Briefing wider organisation to be extra vigilant
Taking immediate action could help avoid an incident or at least mitigate the damage caused by one, so we urge all our clients to be proactive and protect yourselves.
Cyber insurance from Towergate
Towergate are actively engaging with insurers and our clients to obtain cyber protection for businesses of all sizes, to protect against the very real and growing threats of the digital age. We can offer cyber insurance for businesses to help protect you should the worst happen.
You can find more information about how cyber insurance can help your business in our cyber information hub or get a quote online.
Alternatively speak to your usual Towergate advisor.
About the author
Mark Brannon Cert CII is a respected industry leader with over 17 years’ industry experience in a variety of roles within the business insurance sector. He works across a wide spectrum of insurance product and policy development, delivery and optimisation for clients, including claims, insurer relationships, marketing and communications, and risk management.
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The information contained in this article is based on sources that we believe are reliable and should be understood as general risk management and insurance information only. It is not intended to be taken as advice with respect to any specific or individual situation and cannot be relied upon as such. If you wish to discuss your specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact your usual Towergate Insurance Brokers adviser or email TIB@towergate.co.uk.