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The 'SecureSME' tool is a new interactive online tool specifically designed for SMEs. Launched on 8 September 2021 by ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity), the tool's objective is to offer practical support to SMEs in navigating the various tips, guidelines, tools, reports and recommendations by ENISA. SMEs represent around 99% of businesses within the EU, employing millions of people. Yet, they often lack resources and tools to detect cyber attacks and fall victims to cybercrime.

The tool will therefore act as one-stop-shop for SMEs in Europe, supporting them with cybersecurity recommendations and guidelines in a user-friendly and simple way. It also recognises the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on European businesses, causing them to turn to new digital solutions. 

What does this tool offer? 

The adoption of new technologies and digital solutions needs to go hand-in-hand with security, and SMEs struggle to achieve this balance, largely due to the lack of funding and cybersecurity guidelines to follow.  But cybersecurity does not need to be costly to work as it should: a number of measures that do not require significant financing are easy to implement, even for organisations that are not so digital yet. The new ENISA platform compiles practical cyber hygiene tips.

Official banner of ENISA's SecureSME online tool


Tips and tools for SMEs: find guidance on how to....

Protect Employees
Enhance Processes
Strengthen technical measures
, or 
Overcome Covid19 issues



SMEs can also access a video repository, a collection of guidelines, tools and tips on cybersecurity strategy and implementation, contacts for relevant national authorities responsible for cybersecurity implementation on a national level, and valuable links for EU-funded projects suitable for SMEs. Other features include: reports, studies and working papers, guides and recommendations, online communication tools, workshops. 

A short cybersecurity guide in the form of a leaflet - '12 steps to securing your business' is also available via the platform, offering a more high-level guidance on securing online systems and services. The guide is available in several EU languages apart from English, including Czech, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese and Romanian.

What else can you expect to find there?

Digital skills resource details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital technology / specialisation
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Computer use
Database and network design and administration
Software and applications development and analysis
Target language
Geographical sphere
National initiative

The SecureSME tool was developed following the publication of the Cybersecurity for SMEs report by ENISA in June 2021. The report offers advice to SMEs on how to cope with cybersecurity challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and disruptions to business continuity. 

Skills resource type
Other training material