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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.

Cyber essentials scheme

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.

Ten steps to cyber security

Guidance on how organisations can protect themselves in cyberspace, including the 10 steps to cyber security.

Fraud advisory panel

Working to raise awareness of fraud and financial crime and to help individuals and businesses fight back.

ICO good practice guide

Protect the personal data you hold with our top tips on computer security, emails, faxes, staff training and more.

Small business guidance

Cyber security is about protecting your computer-based equipment and information from unintended or unauthorised access, change or destruction.