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What to ask your IT provider

For SMEs and others with few IT skills or resources, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provides useful advice on crucial steps to take.

Moving your business online will present some new risks, placing more reliance on digital technologies such as web hosting, credit card processing, and productivity tools like email, video and chat. You shouldn’t need a degree in computer science to run your small business securely. But, cyber security is complicated.

If you don’t have all the IT skills yourself, it can be hard to know what to do – and when you’ve done enough. Having a good relationship with your IT service provider(s) will help massively.