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Getting started

While many businesses may recognise the risks around cyber security, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Implementing some basic good practices can help to prevent many data breaches in practice. What are the key steps that all businesses should be doing? And where can they get more help?

This section provides some short introductory guides to cyber security as well as links to useful external sites.

Take our Cyber Risk test and find out if your software systems are at risk from cyber threats.

10 steps to cyber security for smaller firms

By following a number of basic steps, organisations can significantly improve their online security and help safeguard their most important assets and trading relationships.

Glossary of IT Security terms

Clear and concise explanations are given for the most common IT security expressions, phrases, acronyms and jargon.

An essential guide to security standards

Navigating the expanding landscape of information security standards can be a challenge. So if you don’t know your PCI DSS from your ISO 27001, Lesley Meall’s at-a-glance guide can help.