Cyber security for businesses
The UK Government is making the UK one of the safest places to do business online, while also establishing the country as one of the world’s most dynamic digital economies. Below are some guides and simple steps about how to protect your company online.
- 5 simple steps to thrive online
- Cyber Security: Small Business Guide
- Get Safe Online
- End User Device Security Guidance
- More information
By following 5 simple steps, your small business can easily avoid common online dangers:
1. Backing up your data
Five things to consider when backing up your data.
2. Protecting your organisation from malware
Five free and easy-to-implement tips that can help prevent malware damaging your organisation.
3. Keeping your smartphones (and tablets) safe
Five quick tips that can help keep your mobile devices (and the information stored on them) secure.
4. Using passwords to protect your data
Five things to keep in mind when using passwords.
5. Avoiding phishing attacks
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was set up to help protect our critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, and improve the underlying security of the UK internet through technological improvement and advice to citizens and organisations. They have produced a guide of simple steps that small businesses can follow to help protect themselves.
Get Safe Online is a public/private sector partnership supported by the UK Government and leading organisations in banking, retail, internet security and other sectors. It provides wide ranging advice for businesses on everything from selling online, to information security and records management, to fraud prevention and securely disposing of your devices.
Cyber security and your organisation
Cyber security applies throughout your organisation every day, this video offers some pointers on building a positive cyber security culture and some easy fixes to common issues:
Getting started with the End User Device security guidance. Information on the aims of the guidance, who it’s aimed at, and any assumptions made.
These principles provide the basis for our guidance on the configuration of specific EUDs.
Items covered include use of Wi-Fi, device management and browser security
You should create a consistent policy for authenticating both users and devices before granting access to systems and resources (including information).
The NCSC recommend that guidance is given to all remote and mobile users on how to keep information on their devices safe and secure.
In this guidance the NCSC discuss the reasons for using Virtual Personal Networks (VPNs) and make recommendations on aspects of the underlying technology, such as protocols and cryptography. They also give risk management advice to organisations considering the use of VPNs.
Find out more about UK Government support at work.
Find out more about staying safe online at home.