Cyber Aware is the government’s national campaign on cyber security and is led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The campaign is designed to empower and enable the public, sole traders and microbusinesses to better understand how to stay secure online and to take practical steps to help do so.
Cyber Aware promotes six practical steps. Together, they help protect you from the majority of online crime. They help keep you secure by protecting your passwords, your accounts and your devices. To help businesses prioritise the Cyber Aware advice, the National Cyber Security Centre have created the Cyber Action Plan– an online self-assessment that delivers customised actions based on your response to a small number of questions.
By following the advice, it will be harder for criminals to access your money and business information.
You can improve your cyber security by taking six actions:
- Use a strong and separate password for your email
- Create strong passwords using 3 random words
- Save your passwords in your browser
- Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)
- Update your devices
- Back up your data
The campaign is encouraging businesses to visit the Cyber Aware website and take the short online self-assessment that will give you customised actions based on your response.