The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) re-launched Small Business Guide sets out five key areas for businesses to help improve their cyber security.
“By acting on the guide’s five key recommendations, small businesses can significantly reduce their chances of falling victim to a cyber attack and help to keep their day-to-day operations running smoothly.”
The five recommended areas of focus are:
- Backing up your data: Top tips include keeping a back-up of data separate, reading the Cloud Security guidance, and backing up regularly.
- Protecting from malware: Top tips include switching on firewalls, preventing staff downloading dodgy apps, and controlling how USBs can be used.
- Keeping your smartphones (and tablets) safe: Top tips include making sure devices can be wiped remotely, not connecting to unknown Wi-Fi networks and keeping device software up-to-date.
- Using passwords to protect your data: Top tips include avoiding predictable passwords, using two-factor authentication, and changing default passwords.
- Avoid phishing attacks: Top tips include checking for obvious signs of phishing, reporting all attacks, and testing resilience using the Exercise in a Box tool