Cybersecurity for small and medium-sized enterprises

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Latest News

The SMESEC consortium launches a framework to protect SMEs against cyber incidents

Madrid, May 27, 2020 – The SMESEC consortium, coordinated by Atos Spain, released the first public version of the SMESEC Framework, a unified framework for SMEs. read more

The Cybersecurity Best Practices for SMEs Quiz

Check your cybersecurity skills to protect your SME better and get a certificate of completion issued by 4 European projects. read more

SMESEC Standardisation Task’s Outcomes presented to ETSI TC Cyber

On May 19, Utrecht University presented the SMESEC project and the outcomes of the standardisation task to ETSI TC CYBER. read more

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SMESEC in brief


Cyber Threats to SMEs


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


of SMEs have no systematic approach for ensuring Cybersecurity


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.


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.


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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