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Cyber Awareness Month


October is cyber awareness month, and we are using this as an opportunity to promote useful guidance and advice for reducing cyber risk. Phishing is when attackers attempt to trick users into doing ‘the wrong thing,’ such as clicking a bad link that can install malware (such as ransomware), or direct them to an insecure webpage. The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) guidance, ‘phishing attacks: defending your organisation’, provides a multi-layered set of mitigations to improve your organisations resilience against phishing attacks, whilst minimising disruption to user productivity. NCSC have also produced guidance to help defend against malware and ransomware attacks. For further information or support please email LGAcybersecurity@local.gov.uk