Cyber security for business

Introduction

Guide

Cyber security is a major concern for most modern businesses. If your operations depend on digital processes, data and systems, your business may be vulnerable to a whole range of cyber security risks.

This guide explains the different types of cyber crime, including online fraud, information theft, and malware or virus attacks. It examines some of the common reasons behind cyber attacks and looks at the potential impact of attacks on your business.

Focusing on the fundamentals of cyber risk management, this guide describes the techniques you can use to manage online security risks. It highlights the importance of early cyber breach detection, as well as cyber incident response planning, to enable you to deal quickly and effectively with any intrusion or attack.

Finally, the guide offers clear information on the government's Cyber Essentials scheme, giving details on the requirements, certification levels, costs and benefits to your business.

There has been an increase in malicious cyber activity relating to COVID-19. You should take steps to protect yourself and your business against these threats.

Check NCSC weekly threat reports and the advisory on cyber exploitation of the coronavirus pandemic.