Published on 16 May 2018
Increasingly, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are being attacked and used as conduits to attack larger companies, organisations or even governments. Business risks arising from cyber incidents are wide ranging – from lawsuits and regulatory penalties due to theft of sensitive information, to loss of customer trust and damage to company reputations.
In order to simplify how companies, especially SMEs, can defend themselves, CSA has identified 13 integrated cybersecurity measures, of which the top six are termed ‘Essentials’. The six ‘Essentials’ are featured in Be Safe Online, a handbook to help companies enhance their cyber defence capabilities and digital risk management, so as to better protect themselves against the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks.