Could your business cope with a cyber-attack?

26 April 2018

Try the test and find out


The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is urging small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to check how ready they are for cyber-attacks by taking a new resilience test, launched by Business in the Community (BITC).

The 'Would You Be Ready?' online test asks business leaders an array of questions to assess how prepared they are for various incidents, and gives tips on how to safeguard their assets.

The new campaign has been launched to coincide with Responsible Business Week 2018. BITC, founded by The Prince of Wales, is challenging SMEs across the UK to test their resilience in the face of an emergency.

We know that cyber security can feel daunting for SMEs, but the good news is that by following some simple, quick and low-cost steps you can shield your business from most online attacks,” said the NCSC’s Director for Engagement Alison Whitney.

“Having strong passwords, backing up data and taking steps to avoid phishing attacks should be as second nature to a small firm as cashing up or locking the doors at night.

“Whether you own a bakery, a building firm or you sell products online, by taking the ‘Would You Be Ready?’ resilience test and following our advice you can avoid the common cyber-attacks that can cost your time, money and reputation.”

According to the NCSC, almost half (43%) of British SMEs admit to having no business continuity, disaster recovery or crisis management plans in place, despite almost the same numbers of UK businesses (46%) suffering at least one cyber security breach or attack.

To take the test and for advice on increasing the resilience of SMEs, visit:





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