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Cyber Essentials for Businesses

As a business owner/ director and/or manager, you know that protecting your company from cybersecurity threats is essential. Our team have put together some best practice guidance for your business.


Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to exploit businesses, so it's necessary to have a robust cybersecurity strategy in place. This includes using antivirus software, firewalls, and password protection and educating employees about how to protect themselves online.


Cyber Essential Tips


Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, so it's crucial for businesses to have a solid strategy to protect themselves from these threats. This includes using antivirus software, firewalls, and password protection and educating employees about how to protect themselves online.


It's also essential to stay up-to-date on the latest cybersecurity threats and how to protect against them. Here are a few tips to help you get started:


  1. Use antivirus software and keep it up-to-date.

  2. Install a firewall on your computer and website.

  3. Use strong passwords and change them regularly.

  4. Educate employees about common cybersecurity threats and how to protect themselves.

  5. Stay up-to-date on the latest cybersecurity news and trends.

  6. Install updates for your software and operating system as soon as they're available.

  7. Use a secure Wi-Fi connection when accessing the internet.

  8. Avoid opening attachments or clicking on email links from unknown senders.

  9. Consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect your online traffic.

  10. If you think you've been the victim of a cybersecurity attack, contact your IT provider immediately.



Education is one of the most important aspects of protecting your business from cybersecurity threats. Employees need to be aware of the dangers of clicking on links or downloading files from unknown sources, and they need to be taught how to protect their passwords and personal information. It's also important to remind employees not to use their work computers for individual tasks, such as online banking or shopping.

Cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and businesses need to take steps to protect themselves. This includes using antivirus software, firewalls, password protection, and educating employees about how to stay safe online. Businesses can help reduce their risk of being hacked or experiencing a data breach by taking these precautions.


JACK RYAN is independently assessed and certified by the Government's Cyber Essentials Scheme; our team can help you manage and build a robust online infrastructure.