Cyber security for small business

Posted: 11th March 2021

The UK Government National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a new cyber security self-assessment tool to help sole traders and micro businesses combat rising online threats. The campaign is delivered in partnership with Cabinet Office, Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), and they have asked WiRE to circulate this among our members and encourage you to make use of the Cyber Security Check online tool that they have launched.

At the heart of the Cyber Aware campaign are six practical actions that will help protect your business from the majority of the most common cyber-attacks. And you don’t have to be an IT wizard to enact them. The Cyber Aware Action Plan helps small businesses, and people that work for themselves, identify priority actions, based on their responses to a few questions. It’s a free online service and takes less than 10 minutes to create your own customised Cyber Action Plan. If you work for yourself or run a small business with fewer than 10 employees, following this advice will make it harder for criminals to access your money and the critical information that keeps your business running.

I’d encourage all of you to log on and have a quick whizz through the questions. These techie people at the NCSC probably know more than we do about what risks are lurking around out there in cyberspace and – even if you are quite sussed up on this area – it might be a few minutes very well spent. Visit to get your customised Cyber Action Plan and help keep your business secure online.