The 12 Steps to Cyber Security Report, issued by the National Cyber Security Centre, breaks down and outlines the steps needed for companies to implement an effective cybersecurity system. The report recognises that with an increased reliance on technology comes an increased need for preparation in the event of an attack.
This report was compiled in the knowledge of the high revenue that cybercrime generates and how, as stated by The Economist, “the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”.
The 12 Steps to Cyber Security Report tackles the issue of cybersecurity by breaking it down into 12 manageable steps. The NCSC recommends that a new step is implemented each month. The recommended 12 Steps are as follows:
Following these 12 steps will transform a poor cybersecurity system into one not only able to recover from attacks but capable of proactively monitoring and eliminating potential threats. With global cybercrime increasing, it is imperative that every company ensures it takes appropriate to protect its business.