UK.gov aims to demystify security for SMEs

Monday, 17 February 2003, 1:22 PM EST

UK online for business has launched a security section on its Web site, designed to help small business keep abreast of the latest Internet threats and how to combat them.

Security advice is often too technical, particularly for smaller companies with limited resources. UK online, a DTI-led partnership between Government and industry, which promotes the use of e-commerce in the UK, hopes its advice will be easier to understand. It wants to raise awareness of potential security risks alongside jargon-free instruction on how SMEs can guard against potential threats.

The pages draw together a range of tools, advice and guidance on core areas of online security for businesses to review and use. This is supported by case study examples of businesses that have been affected by security breaches.

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