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Be ‘proactive’, not ‘reactive’ when protecting your website

The NCSC has come up with 4 simple & free measures for government departments to improve basic cyber security, which are ready to be implemented immediately by departments & their arm’s-length bodies.  None of them require additional money to implement.  Nor are they overly technically complex to implement.

The 4 measures in lay person’s terms are:

*Blocking bad stuff from being accessed from government systems (Protected DNS)

*Blocking bad emails pretending to be from government (DMARC anti-spoofing)

*Helping public bodies fix bad things on their website (WebCheck)

*Removing bad things from the Internet (phishing and malware mitigation)
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