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The NCSC support the most critical organisations in the United Kingdom (UK), the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public.

When incidents do occur, the NCSC provide effective incident response to minimise harm to the UK, help with recovery, and learn lessons for the future.

More specifically, the NCSC:

  • understands cyber security, and distils this knowledge into practical guidance that we make available to all
  • responds to cyber security incidents to reduce the harm they cause to organisations and the wider UK
  • uses industry and academic expertise to nurture the UK's cyber security capability
  • reduces risks to the UK by securing public and private sector networks.