Businesses are at greater risk than ever before from cyberattacks, but a lack of resources, expertise and awareness has left them vulnerable. Yet small businesses have largely considered themselves to be at less risk than large corporations or government, either because they don’t believe they have any information of value, or that they are not high-profile enough to warrant interest from hackers.

Recognizing the potential losses that a security breach can involve for SMEs, the UK government has launched a simplified version of its 10 Steps to Cyber Security, providing five achievable goals that it believes both small and large businesses should implement to secure their IT systems.

This guide can be used by IT and security administrators to quickly understand how BeyondTrust solutions for privileged password management, secure remote access and endpoint privilege management map into the UK government recommendations outlined in the Cyber Essentials/ Cyber Essentials Plus scheme.