Cyber security: advice for small businesses

Guidance for small businesses on how to put simple cyber security measures in place.



This guidance explains the threat from cyber attack and shows how you can protect your business. It includes advice on:

  • using strong passwords
  • updating software
  • providing simple staff awareness and training
  • managing risk
  • using the Cyber Essentials scheme to protect against common online threats

The advice will help you to protect your:

  • business information
  • cash flow
  • customers
  • reputation
Published 23 April 2013
Last updated 12 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Information on the Cyber Essentials and the Cyber Streetwise campaign added to the guidance.

  2. First published.