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One in four businesses reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months (Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016, Department for Culture, Media & Sports). 

The impact of a cyber breach or attack can be huge: there’s the time you could lose through having to fix your website or systems, the potential loss of customers, damage to your reputation and all the other potential consequences of a hacker getting their hands on your data. 

The good news is protecting your business from hackers and viruses does not have to take a lot of time, work or money. Cyber Aware [https://www.cyberaware.gov.uk/protect-your-business] is encouraging small businesses across the UK to do two simple things which can help improve their online security – using strong passwords made up of three random words and always downloading the latest software updates.

Once you and your staff are taking these two key actions, there’s a range of Government-approved guidance you can follow to protect your business

Find out more about keeping your business safe

Cyber security: what small businesses need to know [https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-security-what-small-businesses-need-to-know]

10 Steps to Cyber Security [https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/10-steps-cyber-security]

Cyber Essentials [https://www.cyberaware.gov.uk/cyberessentials/] - a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.

Get Safe Online [https://www.getsafeonline.org/business/]