SME Guide on Information Security Controls – French translation available

  • A new French translation of the SME Guide on Information Security Controls is available below

  • The guide aims to be a practical tool for SMEs to learn how to implement different cybersecurity standards in their respective organisations

  • Out of the 114 controls presented in the ISO/IEC 27002 standard, the guide presents 16 essential controls needed by SMEs to provide adequate protection for their digital assets

A 2021 ENISA report on Cybersecurity for SMEs found that 80% of SMEs claim that a cybersecurity issue would have a serious impact on their business – with 57% of them stating that they may risk having to shut down their business altogether.

The costs of cybersecurity attacks for SMEs can be large, and often go beyond their available cash reserves. Resilience and adaptability are key to the survival and growth of any business, regardless of their size. Yet, considering SMEs account for over 99% of all businesses across Europe, promoting their security is critical to ensuring the security of the European Union.

Addressing this issue, DIGITAL SME has put the matter at the centre of its priorities. Awareness raising on good practices among the SME community is essential. Therefore, in 2022 a group of Small Business Standards (SBS) and DIGITAL SME experts developed a guide on how to implement information security controls, based on the ISO/IEC 27002 standard.

With the purpose of further disseminating this content across the widest span of SMEs possible, a French translation is now made available to all SMEs operating in French.

Download the French version of the SME Guide on Information Security Controls here