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Guidebook on staying safe online: cyber hygiene for public institutions and SMEs

10 October, 2022



This document outlines the minimum standards for creating cyber hygiene systems in public institutions and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Specifically, it provides practical steps on analysing systems and establishing the necessary policies and procedures, protecting information systems, applying good practices and understanding common cyber threats. A “Good Practices Checklist” offers an easy to reference set of guidelines for an entity to follow.

“Security hygiene is just like hand washing [and] ensures the health of systems and improves cybersecurity in the same way that routine handwashing helps prevent the spread of disease.”