National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issues a cyber incident response guide

On 21 March 2024 the NCSC issued a cyber incident response guide, aimed at CEOs, giving guidance on key things to consider when faced with a cyber incident.

The guide contains sections on:

  • Proportionate and effective governance
  • Encouraging the use of external experts
  • Considering the impact of a breach and reporting obligations that flow from this
  • Thinking about public messaging to reassure individuals and protect your reputation
  • Considering the risks of making payment where ransomware is involved
  • Considering staff welfare
  • Ensuring lessons are learned

This is a recommended read for senior management as a quick check that procedures currently in place cover all the bases when it comes to cyber incidents.

The full guide can be found here.


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