It can be difficult to know how to start making your company more secure. We suggest the following websites:

 The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
 Cyber Aware provides cyber security advice for small businesses and individuals. By using strong passwords made up of three random words and always downloading the latest software updates, you can help protect your devices from cyber criminals.
Protect your business against cyber threats. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed and industry-supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. Cyber Essentials is for all organisations, of all sizes, and in all sectors – we encourage all to adopt the requirements as appropriate to their business.
  CiSP is a joint industry and government initiative set up to exchange cyber threat information in real time, in a secure, confidential and dynamic environment, increasing situational awareness and reducing the impact on UK business.
 Another excellent source of free, understandable, information on lots of relevant topics.

Download all the Cyber Essentials and IASME self-assessment questions.

The question sets are completely free.  Whilst there appears to be a lot of self-assessment questions, most answers are relatively straightforward.  They give a good indication of what your company should be doing and the controls that would complement these practises.  There may be some questions that you are unable to answer and it is in these circumstances we would recommend that you seek professional advice from Telkeda Ltd.

To request an initial confidential discussion about your general cyber requirements please get in touch by emailing or phoning 01270 440706.