Protect your business from cyber-attacks – the latest advice

17/05/2017 00:00:00


Further to the international cyber-attack on Friday, the National Cyber Security Centre has issued the following advice to businesses:

In summary, large businesses can undertake three simple steps to protect themselves:

  1. Keep your organisation's security software patches up to date
  2. Use proper antivirus software services
  3. Most importantly for ransomware, back up the data that matters to you, because you can't be held to ransom for data you hold somewhere else. Find the guidance here.

Home users and small businesses can also take the following steps to protect themselves

  1. Run Windows Update
  2. undefinedMake sure your antivirus product is up to date and run a scan – if you don’t have one install one of the free trial versions from a reputable vendor
  3. If you have not done so before, this is a good time to think about backing important data up – you can’t be held to ransom if you’ve got the data somewhere else.

For more advice, please visit the National Cyber Security Centre website:

Additionally, if your business has been a victim of this ransomware, then please report to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 20140 direct, or by visiting: