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What is cyber-security?
Cyber-security is the means by which businesses can reduce the risk of becoming victims of cyber attack.
Cyber security's core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers), and the services we access - both online and at work - from theft or damage. It's also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of personal information we store on these devices, and online.
Cyber-security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it's difficult to imagine how we'd function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it's more important than ever to stake steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.
Ways to protect your business
Protecting yourself and your business from cyber-security risks can seem daunting but there are some simple steps you can take to ensure you have the basics in place.
A good place to begin would be to use our Small Business Guide. By doing so you can significantly increase your protection from the most common types of cyber crime helping you to protect your organisation's data, assets, and reputation.