Guidance

Cyber Security: Small Business Guide

Created:  11 Oct 2017
Updated:  11 Oct 2017
Cyber Security: Small Business Guide
How to improve cyber security within your organisation - quickly, easily and at low cost.

Cyber security can feel like a daunting challenge for many small business owners. But it needn’t be. Following the five quick and easy steps outlined in the guide below could save time, money and even your business’ reputation.

This guide can’t guarantee protection from all types of cyber attack. However, the five steps outlined below significantly reduce the chances of your business becoming a victim of cyber crime, and possible financial and reputational loss. Should you need it, you'll find more help in the 'Further reading' links at the bottom of each of the 5 steps.

If you want to improve your cyber security further, then you can also seek certification under the  Cyber Essentials scheme, which has the benefit of demonstrating to your clients (or prospective clients) that you take the protection of their data seriously. And if you're a larger business, or face a greater risk from cyber crime, then the 10 Steps to Cyber Security can further help your approach to cyber security.

Cyber Security: Small Business Guide (Infographic).pdf

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Small Business Guide: Infographic summary

  1. Cyber Security: Small Business Guide (Infographic)

    A summary of low cost, simple techniques that can improve cyber security within your organisation.

Small Business Guide: Online Guidance

  1. Backing up your data

    5 things to consider when backing up your data.

  2. Protecting your organisation from malware

    5 free and easy-to-implement tips that can help prevent malware damaging your organisation.

  3. Keeping your smartphones (and tablets) safe

    5 quick tips that can help keep your mobile devices (and the information stored on them) secure.

  4. Using passwords to protect your data

    5 things to keep in mind when using passwords.

  5. Avoiding phishing attacks

    Steps to help you identify the most common phishing attacks.

Download the entire guidance

  1. Cyber Security: Small Business Guide (PDF Version)

    A PDF file that collects the recently published Small Business Guidance into a single file.

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