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How can I protect my business?

The impact of a cyber attack can be huge for a business - it's not just the time you could lose through having to fix your website or systems, but the potential loss of customers and damage to your reputation. There are many potential consequences of a hacker getting their hands on your data.

Cyber Essentials is a simple and effective Government backed scheme that will help you protect your organisation against a range of the most common cyber attacks. Certification will reassure current and potential customers that you take cyber security seriously. You’ll also be listed in their directory of certified organisations.

The National Cyber Security Centre has published guidance for small businesses. The guide contains 5 quick and easy steps to protect your business and reduce the changes of your business becoming a victim of cyber crime:

  1. Backing up your data
  2. Protecting your organisation from malware
  3. Keeping your smartphones (and tablets) safe
  4. Using passwords to protect your data
  5. Avoid phishing attacks

Larger business, or those facing a greater risk from cyber crime, should read the 10 Steps to Cyber Security guidance which will help address cyber security.

Infographic showing 10 steps to cyber security

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