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SME Guide on Information Security Controls

To raise awareness and help SMEs to be better protected, a Small Business Standards Group (SBS) and DIGITAL experts for SMEs developed an SBS guide on the implementation of security checks. Experts selected 16 out of 114 controls that must ensure essential protection for an SME and ensure compliance with the GDPR.

The controls cover four main categories:

  • Personal
  • Organisational
  • Partly organisational/technical
  • Technical (ICT related)

In addition to raising awareness about cybersecurity, this implementation guide aims to contribute to ongoing efforts to improve the digital intensity of SMEs.

Cybersecurity SMEs can use this guide to tailor solutions for non-ICT-related SMEs and strengthen their security requirements while updating their level of digital capabilities.