Protecting your business from hackers and viruses does not have to take a lot of time, work or money.

Cyber Aware is encouraging small businesses across the UK to do two simple things to help improve online security – installing the latest software and app updates and using a strong, separate password for your emails.

To protect your organisation’s data further, there is a range of Government-approved guidance you can follow:  

Cyber Security: a guide for small businesses provides simple, practical advice on how to improve cyber security in your organisation quickly, easily and at low cost.

Cyber Essentials five controls to significantly reduce your company’s vulnerability to cyber attacks.

Protect your data by finding out more about the Data Protection Act and get simple, practical advice on how to keep your customers, suppliers and employees’ personal information secure.

Train your staff with free online cyber security training for managers and business owners. 

Government cyber security advice for businesses is a full list of Government cyber security advice for businesses.

Been a victim of cyber crime? Report it to the police via Action Fraud. Please visit the Take Five Stop Fraud for further advice on how to stay safe online.

Online safety guidance for the public provides key tips and guidance videos on basic security precautions when online.