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InfoSec / Cyber

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month: 5. Responsibilities

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and while we don't think that cyber awareness is something to cover just once in the year, we think it's a good opportunity to publish some information that can be used all year round.
Awareness Day Five: Responsibilities
Awareness Day Five: cyber security responsibilities don't just lie with IT, but with the whole organisation.  Organisations have a responsibility keep their customer's data safe, yet at the same time, technology should be used to implement security measures, such as good password management and recognising phishing emails.

An organisation has a responsiblity to ensure that everyone in the organisation is cyber aware and knows what to do in a cyber attack

Cyber strategy should be inline with the organisation's business strategies and come from Governance and Leadership: 
NCSC Cyber Security Toolkit for Boards
NCSC Questions for School Governors
NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security - infographic for the Board, explaining how cyber security is a priority.  Defining and communicating your Board's Information Risk Regime is central to your organisation's overall cyber security strategy.

Training and awareness is the best way to ensure everyone in an organisation understands your cyber strategy.  This should be continuous and not just once a year or when someone first starts in an organisation.

Review our Information and Cyber Security Best Practice Area.