ICO makes recommendations in the light of the Royal Mail and Guardian cyber incidents

The ICO has reissued its top tips on cyber security and perhaps you could use them as a checklist to benchmark your own readiness? The list, which closely aligns to the NCSC guidance, includes:

  • Always plan ahead
  • Keep software up to date
  • Train your staff to be wary
  • Use strong passwords
  • Keep on top of access rights
  • Back up your data

You can read more from the ICO at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/security/ransomware-and-data-protection-compliance/