Managing assets: Information technology

You need to ensure that your information technology (IT) is appropriately set up and protected. 

Areas to consider:

Make sure that your business has administrative procedures and records and an orderly and accessible system for storing information. This can be manual or electronic depending on your requirements. Look for free or affordable cloud-based systems that will automatically back up your data. 

Further guidance:

UK Government: Data Protection and Your Business 

Make sure that any electronic data is backed up regularly to mitigate against the risk of loss. 

Further guidance:

National Cyber Security Centre Offline Backups 

ICO Organisations Encryption Scenarios Backups 

Cyber Security Small Businesses Guide

Ensure you have the appropriate licenses for all your IT software. 

Further guidance:

Federation Against Software Theft Help for Business Users 

Ensure your IT is secure with appropriate anti-virus and fire walls in place to guard against cyber-attacks, viruses and other security risks. 

Further guidance:

National Cyber Security Centre information for small medium sized organisations