Ransomware remains one of the most prevalent cyber threats to the UK. The impact of a ransomware attack on an organisation can be devastating. So what should board members be doing to ensure that their organisation is prepared for such a ransomware attack, and in the best possible place to respond quickly?

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released a blog to explain the basics of ransomware, and suggest relevant questions that board members might want to ask their technical experts to help drive greater cyber resilience against this type of attack.

NCSC support the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public, helping to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.

This blog is available to read on the NCSC website and is part of the wider Cyber Security Toolkit for Boards.

More cyber security advice and guidance can be found at

You can report suspicious emails by forwarding the original message to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at [email protected]

If you receive a suspicious text you can forward this to 7726 which spells SPAM on your phone keypad.

If you have been a victim of crime, and it is not an ongoing emergency, you can report this to Police Scotland on 101. For all emergency calls, dial 999.

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