Cyber Attack & Update

It started with news of the NHS cyberattack and then rapidly spread… Articles focusing on the ransomware attacks have dominated the headlines over the last few days, affecting organisations across the world.

If you are unsure of your security levels, then the general protect advice is as follows:

  • Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available
  • Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated
  • Create regular backups of your important files to a device that isn’t left connected to your network as any malware infection could spread to that too

More information can be found on the National Cyber Security Centre website here and, remember if you are a victim of cybercrime, you can report it here with ActionFraud.

Additionally, a good government-backed organisation to keep an eye on is the London Digital Security Centre – founded as a joint venture by the Mayor of London, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the City of London Police (CoLP), the Centre is a not for profit organisation. The Centre works in partnership with private industry and academia to help businesses, primarily small to medium sized businesses (<249 employees), to embrace digital innovations and operate in a secure online environment protecting themselves against cyber criminals. You can follow the London Digital Security Centre on Twitter @LondonDSC.

You might like to read their latest blog which talks about what to do if you have been affected.

We hope you find this information update useful in terms of protecting your online security.