What is cyber security?
Cyber security is the means by which individuals and organisations reduce the risk of becoming victims of cyberattacks.
Cyber security's core function is to protect the devices we use (smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers), and the services we access - both online and at work - from theft or damage. It's also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of personal information we store on these devices, and online.
Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet have become a fundamental part of modern life. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it's more important than ever to protecting yourself and your business from cyber security threats.
The National Cyber Security Centre has created a Small Business Guide which contains some simple steps you can take to ensure you and your business have the basics in place.By using this guide can significantly increase your protection from the most common types of cybercrime helping you to protect your organisation's data, assets, and reputation.
Ways to protect your business
There are plenty of other ways you can begin to protect your business and improve your approach to cyber security. The NCSC has wealth of information available on their website offering advice and guidance, you can access this by clicking on the links below. A great starting point is the top tips for staying secure online.