SMEs cybersecurity best practices assessment

Start your own SME cybersecurity health-check

Evaluate your cybersecurity skill-level to better protect your SME and get a certificate of completion issued by 4 European projects


In the modern business world, cybersecurity has quickly become one of the key challenges facing IT companies, especially small firms that need to remain competitive in their markets to stay alive.

Cyber-attacks such as data breaches, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and ransomware are increasing, and the consequences can be significant for any organisation such as financial losses or damaged reputations. Despite the fact that large companies having increased their budgets for cybersecurity, when it comes to small to medium enterprises (SMEs), it is still very hard for them to implement efficient security measures which are usually perceived as too complex, too time consuming, too technical, or too expensive!

There are many valid tools to help SMEs protect themselves, but without basic cybersecurity skills amongst employees, there is still a high risk of breaches through human error.

The “SME cybersecurity best practice assessment” is specifically designed to tackle this issue, helping your companies' staff increase their awareness of basic cybersecurity practices and apply them daily.

Your SMEs can easily discover its cybersecurity readiness level by simply answering a set of questions in this quick online self-assessment. It will help you pinpoint security gaps in your organisation and necessary best practices such as:

  • Office firewalls and internet gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • Software patching
  • User and administrative accounts best practices
  • Malware protection
  • Awareness of password weaknesses
  • Basic risk assessment

The “SME cybersecurity best practice assessment” is available free of charge by clicking on the button below and can be completed in less than 15 minutes.
Measure your cybersecurity readiness, pinpoint your security gaps, and implement the best practices to avoid being a victim of a cyber attack.




About the SME cybersecurity best practice assessment

The assessment was developed as a joint effort by four H2020 initiatives namely CyberSec4Europe,, and SMESEC. All four initiatives are tackling cybersecurity and privacy from complementary perspectives, with the aim of providing European SMEs with key resources to boost their online security. Beyond the assessment each project provides a set of cybersecurity tools to support SMEs' online security:

  • CyberSec4Europe is setting up a European network of centres of cybersecurity expertise. The project activities range from combining formal, professional, and non-traditional cybersecurity skills and capacity building to open-source tools' development to support cybersecurity education, software testing, and certification of hardware and software products.
  • provides a European cybersecurity and privacy marketplace, with a consolidated collection of outputs from EU-funded research projects. It is also a shop window for innovative products and services offered by small and medium sized providers across Europe. As such, organisations may use the Marketplace as a platform to display products which have been developed through internal research and innovation activities.
  • delivers a flexible and risk-centred capacity-building platform, combining a theoretical and practical approach to cybersecurity with innovative features including the cutting edge Cyber Range (a virtual platform which simulates cyber attacks and other cybersecurity scenarios). implements customisable training pathways in cybersecurity to fit a broad range of needs and capacity building targets.
  • SMESEC proposes a cost-effective framework composed of specific cyber-security tool-kits to support SMEs in managing network information security risks and threats including: detection and alerting tools, threat protection and response, as well as awareness and training tutorials.


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