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Cyber Streetwise: open for business

Effective cyber security is good for business. This report provides advice and tips for small businesses to improve their online security.

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Cyber Streetwise: open for business

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This report shows that small and medium sized enterprise (SME) owners need to prioritise cyber security so that they can reap significant long term benefits.

As digital technologies transform the way we live and work, they also change the way that business is being done. Companies who have effective cyber security in place can gain an advantage over their competitors because they are trusted by their customers. If people are aware their data and details are safe they are more likely to do business with you.

Both consumer and business customers expect to interact with companies online with the same ease and confidence that they enjoy offline. Yet along with huge opportunities for SMEs trading online, there are risks. More businesses need to ensure they are protecting themselves from cyber criminals. The financial losses associated with cyber crime are significant for small businesses as well as larger ones. Small business owners need to do more to protect themselves and their customers online.

Cyber Streetwise aims to provide SMEs with impartial advice and tips about how to make some simple but effective changes to improve their online security. This in turn will enhance their reputation, improve consumer confidence and ultimately, boost sales. See more information about the Cyber Streetwise campaign.