The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has worked with the National Farmers Union (NFU) to support the Agriculture and Farming Sector with this cyber security guide especially created for the industry.

The increased use of email, online accounting tools, online payment systems as well as automated farming equipment means that its increasingly important for farmers and rural communities to look at their growing exposure to cyber risks and how they can best protect themselves and their businesses. 

The guide has been written to be clear and understandable for a range of technical abilities, to help you become more aware or enhance your knowledge of cyber security measures. It offers advice in the form of tips for you to easily implement to become a more resilient and secure business.  

The advice, which can be found in full on the NCSC’s website, includes guidance on

  • protecting your farm against malware;
  • keeping devices up to date;
  • where to go for help;
  • backing up data, and;
  • dealing with scam emails, text messages, and phone calls.

The NCSC is committed to raising cyber security and resilience across every part of the UK, and this includes supporting businesses, academia, and the charity sector, as well as the public through the Cyber Aware campaign.

The Cyber Security has been created by the NCSC and NFU and contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. This guide is available to download below.

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