The DTI found the average UK business suffers at least one breach of electronic security a month. The Independent Fraud Advisory Panel issued this guide to protecting computer systems
. The guide, made expressly for small business, contains a useful checklist of threats and practical measures to counter them.
Secure IT systems are essential to keep business information safe and confidential. Viruses - which can affect unsecure systems – often have devastating effects on small businesses that rely heavily on the Internet and e-mail.
Key points to consider:
- Virus types and how they work.
- Security software.
- Data backup.
- Reviewing the system.
For information on security threats faced by small businesses and what can be done to safeguard against them, please read.
More resources as a starting point for checking the security of your computer system, and protecting your data.