Preparing your staff for home working

If you are a small business owner who is trying to understand their cybersecurity. If you're trying to update or put in place the right policies for your employees who are working from home, this new guidance from The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will help you.


This NCSC guidance has been created to help you make sure your organisation is prepared now we're all back to home working in this third lockdown period. The advice also helps you to spot the increased numbers of coronavirus (COVID-19) scam emails.

  • Setting up new accounts and accesses

  • Preparing your staff for home working

  • Controlling access to corporate systems

  • Helping staff to look after devices

  • Removable media

  • Using personal rather than work devices

You can find the full NCSC guidance here.


💡 Top Tip: If you need to set up new accounts or accesses so your staff can work from home, you should set strong passwords for user accounts. The NCSC strongly recommend you implement two-factor authentication (2FA) if available.


Our factsheets are full of the latest guidance to help you improve your cyber awareness and start your journey to becoming cyber resilient.

If you haven’t yet signed up to join the CRC, now is the perfect time to sign up for our core membership. Not only will you get a ‘Welcome Pack’ full of steps you can take to make your business more cyber resilient, but we will also send you additional guidance from the NCSC including their ‘10 steps to cybersecurity’ and ‘The Small Business Guide’. Sign up today.

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