October is European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM). The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) announced it intends to assist small and medium sized companies (SMEs) with their cybersecurity challenges:
ENISA’s New Tool to secure the Digital Future of SMEs
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) announced the creation of the “SecureSME Tool”: a practical and user-friendly tool facilitating SMEs to navigate to ENISA’s tips, guidelines and recommendation.
The “SecureSME” Tool has been created as a mean to raise awareness and help SMEs become digitally secure. The “SecureSME’’ tool is a one-stop shop for European SMEs, which provides related cybersecurity recommendations, guidelines and tips in a simplistic and user friendly manner. The goal of the tool is to support those businesses in securing their ICT services and infrastructure from cyberattacks and ensure business continuity.
ENISA’s ‘’SecureSME Tool’’ is a dedicated platform designed to support small and medium size businesses in their efforts to become digitally secure. This is achieved through the provision of practical and concise cyber tips and guidelines on how to secure ICT infrastructure.
The “SecureSME’’ tool presents the following main sections of particular interest to SMEs:
- Cyber tips that include instructions on how to:
- Protect Employees
- Enhance Processes
- Strengthen technical measures
- Overcome Covid19 issues
- Guidelines in relation to SME cybersecurity published by ENISA and Member States’ National Authorities
- EU H2020 related projects
“SecureSME’’ tool comes as the next step following the publication of the “Cybersecurity for SMEs” report by ENISA last June. The report provides SMEs with advice on how to successfully cope with cybersecurity challenges, particularly those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.