Getting The Basics Right

First steps— What is it we want to protect?

Having an understanding of what we care about, and why it’s important, should help to prioritise where to protect our organisation most—is it our identity, our privacy, our access to systems, our organisation, or indeed all of these things? 

When we know what we need to protect, we need to understand how they might be at risk. Do your devices access the Internet? Are they standalone devices or are they connected with other devices (e.g. on a shared platform)? Does your data sit on the Cloud or on your organisation’s network? 

Once you know the answer to these questions, you can take some simple steps to better protect yourself and your organisation. The National Cyber Security Centre provides sound advice on the steps you can take to reduce your exposure to cyber risks;