Cyber Risk is a major concern for businesses both small and large, as cyber attacks can have a significant negative impact on business operations, whether direct financial theft, financial penalties, and cost incurred due to data theft, reputational damage and loss of customer trust, and the shut down of critical business operations and services.

Information and Cyber Security Management and Guidance

Cyber Essentials https://www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk/
Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed, industry supported scheme to help businesses to protect themselves against common cyber attacks.
 
NIST https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a unit of the U.S. Commerce Department. The NIST Cyber Framework provides a risk-based approach to help business manage and prioritise against cyber risk.
 
ISO27001 https://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/
The ISO 27000 family of standards helps organisations keep information assets secure. ISO27001:2013 is one of world's leading Information Security Management Standards, and provides a framework for businesses to manage information security professionally. Compliance with this standard demonstrates information security best practices are in place by the business holding it to customers and partners.
 
SANS https://www.sans.org/
The SANS Institute is security professional cooperative research and education organisation, where lessons they learn are shared help the entire information security community.
 
SANS Information Security Policy Templates https://www.sans.org/security-resources/policies/
Build your Business' information security strategy with a set of Information Security Policies put together by the SANS community.  The SANS website has a great set of resources of value to any budding cybersecurity professional.

Debit & Credit Card Payments Security

Guidance for Small Business https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/merchants/
Excellent guidance, resources, and tools to help small businesses secure card payments, as provided by the Payment Cards Industry.
 
High Volumes of Card Payments https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/ 
See Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) website for further full guidance and support

Cyber Threat Monitoring Tools

Shodan https://www.shodan.io/
Shodan is a free tool which can discover which of your devices are connected to the Internet, where they are located, if they are vulnerable, and even who is using them.
 
Norse IPViking Live https://www.norse-corp.com/map
Real-time monitoring and visibility of global cyber attacks. 

 

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