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To raise awareness and help SMEs be better protected, a group of Small Business Standards (SBS) and DIGITAL SME experts have developed an SBS guide on implementing security controls. The experts have selected 16 out 114 controls that shall provide essential protection for an SME and ensure GDPR compliance.

The controls cover four main categories:

  • Personal
  • Organisational
  • Partially Organisational/Technical
  • Technical (ICT related)

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

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

Skills intelligence publication details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Publication type
General guidelines