Cybersecurity for small and medium-sized enterprises

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Cyberwatching.eu Webinar in Cyber Risk Management from the SME Point of View

On October 17, FHNW — Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz presented SMESEC project and the results of research focusing on cybersecurity needs and barriers of SMEs. read more

IoT Solutions World Congress

On October 16-18, the leading IoT industry event (IoT Solutions World Congress), hosted in Barcelona, Spain. read more

Cyberwatching.eu first Annual Workshop

On October 8, the technology leader ATOS presented the objectives of the SMESEC project. read more

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Cyber Threats to SMEs

60%

of all cyber attacks or breaches in 2016 were aimed at SMEs

68%

of SMEs have no systematic approach for ensuring Cybersecurity

60%

of SMEs who were victims of cyber attacks did not recover and shut down within 6 months

Sources: Symantec Internet Security Threat Report & US Securities and Exchange Commission

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are the new big target for cyber attacks. SMEs see themselves confronted with a large variety of cyber threats.

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Top Cyber Threats for SMEs

* according to survey conducted by SMESEC among SMEs

Learn more about all current threats and how to mitigate them, as well as the general importance of Cybersecurity for SMEs.

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The SMESEC framework

SMESEC is a lightweight Cybersecurity framework for protecting small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) against Cyber threats. As an SME, you find vulnerabilities and address them with simple tutorials, tools, and lessons-learned – all by yourself.

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Benefits from using the SMESEC framework

Do it yourself

Step-by-step guidance for meeting customer requirements and standards

Keep the investment small

Cost-effective tutorials and tools suitable for a busy environment

Keep it simple

Practices adapted to your company instead of complicated formal policies and procedures

The SMESEC consortium understands the SMEs environment, which may be busy, hectic, and diverse. SMESEC will offer a framework that is based on up-to-date information about Cybersecurity facts and events and makes Cybersecurity available to all employees. The SMESEC framework will allow an SME to build Cybersecurity itself, require just little investment, and avoid complicated formal policy and procedures. The use of the SMESEC framework will make Cybersecurity accessible for SME and help to prevent and mitigate cyber risks of a large part of the European economy.

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