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CYBER ACTION PLANS FOR SOLE TRADERS AND MICRO BUSINESSES

25 March 2021

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a digital cyber security self-assessment service for sole traders and micro-businesses to help them securely navigate the digital world.

The Cyber Action Plan forms part of the government's wider Cyber Aware campaign and offers bespoke, actionable cyber security information covering:

  • password and credential hygiene
  • the use of tools such as multi-factor authentication
  • the importance of prompt patching and data backups

Government statistics show that 46 per cent of UK’s smallest businesses experienced security breaches or cyber attacks in the past 12 months, up from 31 per cent in the prior year.

To help increase their digital defence, micro businesses and sole traders are being invited to complete a short online questionnaire that generates a personalised list of actions linked to the Cyber Aware behaviours.

For more information or to start your plan, click here.

PLATO EBR is also offering a webinar on cybersecurity on Thursday 8th April at 11am with JCBCS if interested in attending email: cecilia@platoebr.com

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