New security assessment tool on the Microsoft small business website

We've just launched a new security assessment tool to help you get a clearer picture of whether your IT is secure enough. It's free and takes only about 15 minutes to complete.

Fraud and online crime are costing small businesses an average of £768 per year, according to a recent survey conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Of those interviewed, 54% of businesses claim to have been a victim of crime in the last 12 months. Some 37% have experienced problems with phishing emails, 15% have fallen victim to cardless fraud and another 15% to problems caused by viruses and hackers, the study suggests.

The new assessment tool:

- Gives you an accurate and comprehensive view of your security
- Prioritises a list of issues, with guidance to minimise these risks
- Delivers Defence-in-Depth index reports, based on best practice
- Provides ongoing reporting and guidance, so you can continue to improve

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