Two presentations can be downloaded - the slides from the meeting and two slides on ransomware.

In addition NCSC has provided the note below.

I have pulled together a fuller email incorporating the ransomware guidance which may be of interests to members and their supply chain.

Useful Links:

  • RansomwareFollowing on from the presentation, please see the following links:
    • Early Warning -  Helps organisations investigate cyber attacks on their network by notifying them of malicious activity that has been detected in information feeds
    • Mitigating malware and ransomware attacks – This guidance helps private and public sector organisations deal with the effects of malware (which includes ransomware).
    • Cyber Security for small organisations – Cyber security advice for businesses with up to 250 employees. Specific SME advice and guidance is also covered in more detail below.
  • Cyber Aware  – Cyber Aware is the government’s advice on how to stay secure online. It outlines six actions to take to improve your cyber security and offers a tailored plan for you or your business.
  • SME Cards  - The cards have been designed to make our SME Portfolio more accessible to the SME community. These can be found on the NCSC website (also available in Welsh), in the download section at the bottom of this webpage.
  • Small Business Guide – Explains how to improve your cyber security; affordable, actionable advice for organisations.
  • Cyber Resilience Toolkit for Retail – NCSC supported the British Retail Consortium in producing the toolkit which is primarily for retailers who are non-specialists in cyber security.
  • Top Tips for Staff  & Cyber Security for Small Organisations E-learning  - Cyber Security for Small Organisations and Top Tips for Staff are both designed to be integrated into your organisation's training platform or can simply be accessed via our website.
  • Exercise in a Box - A free online tool which helps organisations find out how resilient they are to cyber attacks and practise their response in a safe environment. Exercises include from 15-minute micro exercises, 1-3 hour discussion based exercises and a 3-4 hour simulation exercise.
  • Response & Recovery Guide - Guidance that helps organisations prepare their response to and plan their recovery from a cyber incident. 
  • Ten Steps to Cyber Security - Takes things a little further: breaks down the task of defending networks into ten essential components.
  • COVID -19 Guidance – This guidance includes home working, video conferencing and moving your organisation from physical to digital
  • Supply Chain Security - The guidance will provide organisations with an improved awareness of supply chain security, as well as helping to raise the baseline level of competence in this regard, through the continued adoption of good practice.
  • Board Toolkit – Designed to encourage essential cyber security discussions between the Board and their technical experts.


  • Cyber Essentials –  Cyber Essentials government backed certification scheme helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.  

The Cyber Essentials Readiness Tool This is a free, online resource that guides organisations through a series of questions related to the Cyber Essentials criteria to help prepare them for certification.


  • CiSP – The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership is a joint industry and government initiative run by the NCSC.
  • Threat videos – These short videos have been produced to make the subject of ransomware, phishing and security culture easier to understand and also refers to our relevant advice.
  • Small Organisations Newsletter - Access the latest trends and topics in cyber by subscribing to our monthly publication here.
  • Reporting a cyber incident - Organisations that suffer a cyber incident or are affected by fraud should report this to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or go to In Scotland, Police Scotland’s 101 call centre should be contacted. Cyber incident’s can also be reported to the NCSC via our online form which is monitored 24/7 -