Cyber Advice for SMEs

Cyber Centre Opening 6 View from windowAll businesses need to take cyber security seriously – after all, a breach can mean significant reputational damage or even financial disaster for your firm.

We are pleased to pass on the following advice collated by Steve Borwell-Fox.  As well as being on our Business Board, Steve runs Borwells, an award-winning software business, with his wife Andrea.

10 steps

The ’10 steps’ are really useful material. There is a ‘board level responsibility paper’, short and punchy.  Practical technical steps are in the ‘executive companion’  section and are like worksheets.  Someone internally can action the advice or they can be outsourced to a security consultant or IT provider.

BIS Guidance and Advice

The BIS website contains a lot of info, links, guidance and advice too.

The BIS ‘cyber Essentials’ scheme, which is based on IASME (Information Assurance for SMEs), a pragmatic scaling down of ISO 27001 for SMEs.

Growing Cyber

Businesses can apply for support and a grant via Worcestershire Business Central.

Seminars and training

The Borwell team runs seminars at the National Cyber Skills Centre (NCSC) in Malvern.   Further advice is available from the National Cyber Skills Centre website.