Cyber Security for Small Business

Small businesses that process data, including personal data, need to understand cyber security threats and make sure they are exercising best practices when it comes to cyber security. Part of GDPR compliance requirements for small businesses would be data security and by extension cyber security. Inadequate cyber security and network security will affect your bottom line. Data breaches, phishing attacks and ransomware particularly are high on the list of threats to small businesses. Make sure your company is not at risk and get a risk assessment done today.

Cyber security good practice for small business owners involves knowledge about and defences against cyber security threats. Some good cyber security practices for small businesses might include:

  • having a strong password policy in place,
  • defending against phishing attacks, including phishing emails,
  • looking after information like banking information and credit card information,
  • doing software updates,
  • knowing and using the most current operating system for your devices, and
  • minding devices, particularly mobile devices.

To help you keep your small business cyber secure, we have compiled this resource page. It will be of help to you as a small business as you start and mature your data security programme over the next while. Data security in your everyday data business operations is achievable and we are here to help you with security best practices as you continue going about your business. Keep an eye out for our small business owner handy guides to help you deal with incidences and data breaches within the mandated time frames.

GDPR Data Protection

GDPR data protection and cyber security go hand-in-hand so please also take a look at our GDPR Data Protection for Small Business resource page for more GDPR data protection information.

Cyber Security Small Business Information and Advice

Please note that these cyber security resources do not constitute legal advice and are not a substitute for such. We welcome interaction and data security related enquiries from all businesses. Please feel free to share this information with your compliance, security, privacy or data protection officer.

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Security 3 Day Risk Assessment Package – Consultant Help

Do you want to fast-track your data security programme? For only €1800 plus VAT –

  • Interview workshops over half a day.
  • Full audit with report.
  • Action plan for the next 12 months.
  • Set of Security Policies, Data Protection Policy, Data Protection and Privacy Notice, and Data Retention Policy
  • Final meeting to report back with one hour awareness training and Q&A with staff.