We are interested to hear from sole traders, micro-businesses (less than 10 employees), small-businesses (less than 50 employees) and small charities. Participation in the project is voluntary and fully anonymous.

If you would like to take part then please contact Jason Marshall and the team at KITC Solutions either through email Cyber@kitc-solutions.co.uk or through their sign up page https://www.kitc-solutions.co.uk/free-cyber-security-healthcheck.

KITC Solutions will give you a link to an online survey that we would ask you to complete. The survey will ask some basic questions about your business or charity as well as your opinions and attitudes to cyber-security and risk in general. The survey will take around 20 minutes.

After you have completed the survey you will be contacted by KITC Solutions to arrange a mutually convenient time to do the cyber-security health-check. The health check will take around an hour and will walk you through the latest advice from the National Cyber Security Centre. The health check can be in person or online via Skype or similar.

After three months we will ask you to fill in a short questionnaire looking at progress you have made in making you business or charity cyber-safe.

By taking part in the project you will have the chance to reflect on your own cyber-awareness and security, and get practical advice on things that you can do to make your business or charity more secure. You will also contribute to research and help inform policy on how to make small businesses and charities cyber-safe.