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Cyber Security – a small business guide

Mon 21, 05 2018

The impact of a cyber breach or attack can be huge: there’s the time you could lose through having to fix your website or systems, the potential loss of customers, damage to your reputation and all the other potential consequences of a hacker getting their hands on your data.

The impact of a cyber breach or attack can be huge: there’s the time you could lose through having to fix your website or systems, the potential loss of customers, damage to your reputation & more- Cyber Security – a small business guide Click To Tweet

The good news is protecting your business from hackers and viruses does not have to take a lot of time, work or money. Small businesses can do two simple things which can help improve their online security – installing the latest software and app updates and using a strong, separate password for your email.

Once you and your staff are taking these two key actions, there’s a range of guidance you can follow to protect your business.

Cyber Security: a guide for small businesses –

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Most cyber-attacks exploit basic vulnerabilities in IT systems and software. You can prevent these by using Cyber Essentials, which sets out five controls to significantly reduce your company’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks. The scheme is suitable for organisations of all sizes, in all sectors.

Most cyber-attacks exploit basic vulnerabilities in IT systems and software. You can prevent these by using Cyber Essentials- Cyber Security – a small business guide Click To Tweet

Protect your data

You are required by law to protect data you hold and process about your customers, suppliers and staff. Find out more about the Data Protection Act and get simple, practical advice on how to keep your customers, suppliers and employees’ personal information secure. The Information Commissioner’ Office data protection guidance for small business 

You are required by law to protect data you hold and process about your customers, suppliers and staff. Find out more about the Data Protection Act and get simple, practical advice- Cyber Security – a small business guide Click To Tweet

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