Guidance

Cyber Security: Small Business Guide

Created:  18 Aug 2017
Updated:  18 Aug 2017
Cyber Security: Small Business Guide
How to improve cyber security within your organisation - quickly, easily and inexpensively.

Cyber security can feel like a daunting challenge for a small business. But it needn’t be. A few quick, easy and inexpensive steps can protect you from the most basic cyber security threats. Following these steps could save time, money and even your business’ reputation.

It’s easy to make a real difference in protecting yourself, and your livelihood, from cyber crime. Simply follow the quick, easy and inexpensive topics covered in the NCSC’s Cyber Security: Small Business Guide. Should you want or need it, you'll find more help in the 'find out more' section at the bottom of each of the 5 topics.

The Guide can’t guarantee protection from all types of cyber crime. However, these steps reduce the chances of your business becoming a victim of cyber crime and the possible financial and reputational loss.

If you want or need to improve your cyber security further, then you can take the next step which is to 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.

If you're a larger business, or face a greater risk from cyber crime, then you should also follow the 10 Steps to Cyber Security.

  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.

  6. Cyber Security: Small Business Guide (Infographic)

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

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