Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and   resilient cyberspace.  Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risk stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards.

Small employers often don’t consider themselves targets for cyberattacks due to their size or the perception that they don't have anything worth stealing. However, small businesses have valuable information cybercriminals seek, including employee and customer data, bank account information and access to the business's finances, and intellectual property. Small employers also provide access to larger networks such as supply chains.

While some small employers already have robust cybersecurity practices in place, many small firms lack sufficient resources or personnel to dedicate to cyber security. Given their role in the nation’s supply chain and economy, combined with fewer resources than their larger counterparts to secure their information, systems, and networks, small employers are an attractive target for cybercriminals.

The following Ten Cybersecurity Tips:

1.  Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious code

2.  Secure your networks

3.  Establish security practices and policies to protect sensitive information

4.  Educate employees about cyberthreats and hold them accountable

5.Require employees to use strong passwords and to change them often

6.Employ best practices on payment cards

7.Make backup copies of important business data and information

8.Control physical access to computers and network components

9.Create a mobile device action plan

10.Protect all pages on your public-facing websites, not just the checkout and sign-up pages

India is gearing up to bring in new encryption and privacy policies to take on growing cybersecurity challenges. It may also amend the existing laws to make cyberspace more secure. In recent times, India has launched a series of cybersecurity initiatives to digitally empower its citizens and safeguard cyberspace.