Tha NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) has recently released guidance on protecting your home and small business computers following the recent ransomware attack on computers across the globe. For full details please visit the NCSC website at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/

Home Users

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

  • Run Windows Update
  • Make sure your antivirus product is up to date and run a scan – if you don’t have one then install one of the free trial versions from a reputable vendor
  • 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. We recommend that you don’t store backups on the same computer, or any other device within your home network. Home users should consider using cloud services to back up their important files. Many service providers (for example, email providers) offer a small amount of cloud storage space for free.