What does this cover?

The ICO have updated its small business IT security guide (the Guide) on how to keep IT systems safe and secure.

The last guidance on this subject was released back in 2012 but as the ICO have highlighted, new threats have developed in recent years alongside more traditional IT security concerns.

The Guide contains 10 practical tips for keeping data secure, including mobile device security and cloud processing safety.

To access the ICO blog on its small business IT security guidance, please click here.

To access the ICO's IT Security guide, please click here.

What action could be taken to manage risks that may arise from this development?

Whilst the Guide has been developed for small businesses, both small and large organisations alike should find the Guide a useful starting point in ensuring that they have covered what the ICO considers basic security measures.