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Pig Food and 10 Steps to Cyber Security

10 Steps to Cyber Security

Below is copy of the GCHQ and Government guidelines for businesses in the UK to protect themselves in Cyber Space. Its useful information and covers a wide range of threats. It is about Cyber so don’t expect chapter and verse on backup or file archiving and, if you are dealing with people and processing personal details, how long you should keep data for or how you should destroy it.

The link below does point to some useful and thoughtful information so please take the time to review it.


If you sold pig food do you think you would be the target of a cyber attack? Well we know of one business that was cleaned out of a substantial sum of money last week. It could be YOU next.

Further details can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-risk-management-a-board-level-responsibility

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Its Your Data SME – Hard facts

  • Only 23 % of SME businesses back up data daily
  • If a small business can’t resume operations within 10 days following a natural disaster, it probably won’t survive

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Backups: A cautionary tale

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Is it good enough just to take a daily backup?

Backups are needed not only to secure a copy of your data but to be able to revert to earlier versions for history. So you need to manage your backups in a cycle.

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Small Businesses: what you need to know about cyber security

Last year, an alarming 87% of small businesses suffered an information security breach, the worst of which cost £65k.

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