10 tips for cyber security

by George Chetcuti [Published on 24 May 2013 / Last Updated on 24 May 2013]

The UK Federation for Small Businesses (FSB) published a report about cyber security best practices focusing on small and micro businesses.

- Implement a combination of security protection solutions (anti-virus, anti-spam, firewalls).

- Carry out regular security updates on all software and devices.

- Implement a resilient password policy (min eight characters, change regularly).

- Secure your wireless network.

- Implement clear and concise procedures for email, internet and mobile devices.

- Train staff in good security practices and consider employee background checks.

- Implement and test backup plans, information disposal and disaster recovery procedures.

- Carry out regular security risk assessments to identify important information and systems.

- Carry out regular security testing on the business website.

- Check provider credentials and contracts when using cloud services.

Read the full report here - http://www.fsb.org.uk/frontpage/assets/fsb_cyber_security_and%20_fraud_paper_2013.pdf

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