The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, is the UK’s technical authority for cyber threats. Since the NCSC was created in 2016 as part of the Government’s five-year National Cyber Security Strategy, it has worked to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.
The NCSC provides a single point of contact for SMEs, larger organisations, government agencies, the general public and departments. We also work collaboratively with other law enforcement, defence, the UK’s intelligence and security agencies and international partners.
We support the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public. When incidents do occur, we provide effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learn lessons for the future.
More specifically, the NCSC: