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The NCSC reaches out on Small Business Saturday

Bite-sized advice has been issued by the NCSC for small businesses on Small Business Saturday.

  • National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released bite-sized self-help videos throughout the course of Small Business Saturday
  • Videos take small businesses through the steps they should follow to prepare their response and plan their recovery to a cyber incident
  • Guidance forms part of wider range of NCSC support to protect small businesses online

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently (Saturday 7th December) released a series of bite-sized videos aimed at supporting small businesses throughout Small Business Saturday.

Lasting around 20 seconds each, the five videos follow each of the steps the NCSC advises small businesses to take to prepare for a cyber incident, as set out in its Small Business Guide: Response and Recovery. The videos can be viewed here.

The original guidance was published earlier this year and is part of a wide range of support the NCSC offers small businesses to keep them safe online.

Small Business Saturday takes place on the first Saturday of December every year. It is a not-for-profit, grassroots campaign, which exists to support, inspire and promote small business.

Clare Gardiner, NCSC Director National Resilience & Strategy, recently said:

“Cyber security can understandably seem a dauting prospect for small businesses, but the NCSC is here to help.

“That’s why this Small Business Saturday we are reaching out with some short videos on coping with cyber incidents, and I would encourage as many businesses as possible to take some time to consider them.

“Taking the right steps now could go a long way to helping businesses protect themselves in the future.”

The Response and Recovery guidance maps out preparation and recovery advice over the following stages, each of which are each captured in the videos:

  • Preparation for incidents
  • Identifying what’s happening
  • Resolving the incident
  • Reporting the incident to wider stakeholders
  • Learning from the incident

Other NCSC guidance which is available for small businesses to draw on includes: the Small Business Guide, the Small Business Guide: Actions ListExercise in a Box and Cyber Essentials.


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