Guide

Cyber security for business

Introduction

Most businesses nowadays depend on digital processes, data and systems. This makes them increasingly vulnerable to cyber security risks, such as online fraud, information theft, and malware or virus attacks.

If you use IT equipment, handle customer data electronically, or sell or advertise online, cyber security precautions should be an essential part of your business operations.

This guide explains what a cyber attack is and helps you understand the risks to your business. It outlines the threats to your assets, the impact of potential attacks and provides guidance on managing common cyber security risks.

It also suggests best practice ways of dealing with a cyber attack and provides an overview of the government's Cyber Essentials scheme and assurance framework.