There are a number of steps you can take to protect your business from cyber crime or to limit the damage if you are a victim.
Protect your business from cyber crime
Advice and resources
- Go to the Cyber Aware website, a government website with advice on what to do to protect against cyber criminals:
- Keep software and apps up to date. Updates contain vital security upgrades which help protect your device from viruses and hackers.
- Make your passwords stronger. Follow the advice about using 3 random words.
- Get Cyber Essentials, a government and industry backed standard to protect your business against security threats.
- Read the Cyber Aware blog.
- Backup data, the information held on your computer systems and devices is probably irreplaceable. Get advice about backing up data safely and securely.
- Go to the Information Commissioner's website for practical advice to help you keep employee and customer personal information secure.
- Make a business continuity plan so your business is more resilient and can continue to operate during times of disruption. Find out more from the Business Continuity Institute website.
- Free online courses developed by government to help understand online threats.
- Responsible for Information course is a free resource for small and medium sized businesses to help understand information security and threats.
- Read what cyber liability insurance is and what it's for.
- Read Making Sense of Cyber Insurance: A Guide for SMEs, written by the Association of British Insurers.