SME* SEC for SMEs provides a simple and easy-to-functioning framework to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in integrating cybersecurity technologies into business development and processes. The SEC SME Initiative, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, leads SMEs with various possible vulnerabilities and risks across industrial sectors and supports businesses in deploying an integrated cybersecurity system within organisational processes. 

The SEC framework for SMEs is the main output of the initiative and contains 5 types of resources: 

  • Awareness-raising and training tutorials.
  • Instruments for definition and recommendations. 
  • Tools to detect and address vulnerabilities. 
  • Tools to protect against and respond to threats.
  • Lessons learned and best practices. 

Based on up-to-date information on cybersecurity facts and developments, this framework allows businesses to take their approach to their specific context. There are also gradual guidelines on solutions and techniques to protect sensitive data and information that enable SMEs to better respond to customers’ security demand and prevent security breaches by increasing the digital competence of employees. 

*from small and medium-sized enterprises

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