Cyber security: what small businesses need to know

Practical guidance for small businesses on how to put simple and sensible cyber security measures in place.



With the increasing use of the internet to do business, cyber security is something all businesses should be aware of. The 2013 information security breaches survey shows that cyber security threats to business have increased.

This guidance explains the threat to small businesses, who are increasingly under attack. It explains how they can ensure that they are protected through:

  • managing risk
  • providing staff awareness and training
  • increasing network security and protection against malware
  • providing guidance for businesses that outsource their IT service

By taking the advice in this guidance, small businesses protect their assets, customers and their peace of mind. They can save money through more efficient security controls, and gain competitive advantage by being seen to take security seriously.