Hot on the heels of its recently published report on cyber-security across FTSE 350 organisations, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published revised cyber security guidance for business. The updated advice on how to prevent and manage cyber risk replaces the guidance previously issued by BIS in September 2012.

Featuring input from security and intelligence specialists, the guidance and supporting documents have been developed by BIS, GCHQ and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). This updated guidance from security and intelligence experts will no doubt be an invaluable reference tool in the armoury of organisations faced with the threat posed by cyber criminals.

The guidance outlines what a common cyber attack looks like and how hackers will typically execute them. Billed as an insightful, but non-exhaustive guide on the prevention and management of cyber attacks, BIS cautions that the guide is not sector specific. 

Covering key cyber risk questions for CEOs and boards, and outlining particularly critical areas to address in constructing robust defences, the documentation seeks to broaden awareness of potential threats and practical prevention mechanisms. Whilst no substitute for specialist advice, the BIS guidance should help organisations increase their awareness of cyber vulnerabilities and enhance their defences against cyber threats.

The guidance can be found here.