The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently launched its Small Organisations Newsletter. SMEs cover a huge range of businesses and make up 99% of all business in the UK. Often SMEs do not have the budget of large organisations to spend on cyber security. This Newsletter aims to break down cyber related issues into bitesize pieces which can be read in your coffee break. The NCSC wants to arm you and your business with the advice and tools to minimise the risk of a cyber attack. Each month will cover a different topic and will offer advice and links to further information.

What is the NCSC?

The NCSC was set up in 2016 to make the UK the safest place to live and work online. They support the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public. When incidents do occur, the NCSC provides effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learning lessons for the future.

How to sign up

You can sign up to the newsletter using this link

Business Risk Management Tool

FIS has produced a Business Risk Management Tool to support contractors and help them adopt a structured approach to understanding risk and reducing uncertainty.  The tool identifies over 120 common risk areas for contractors against the categories including Information Management, Business Management, Contractual, Financial, Quality, H&S and Procurement,  providing a mechanism to score and rank risk and advice on mitigation and management.  A risk management matrix ranks risk in term of probability of an event occurring and the severity of the impact should the event occur. It can be used to identify and prioritise activity so that a contractor can then make informed business decisions and improve their resilience.

The Risk Management Tool is available to download free for members of the FIS community here – FIS Business Risk Management Tool.

The FIS Digital Toolkit

The FIS Digital Toolkit helps your navigate through the confusion and find the digital tools that work for your business – access the FIS Digital Toolkit Here