The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has launched a new tool to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) diagnose, compare and enhance their level of cybersecurity maturity and in this way define the cyber risks they face.

SMEs and Cybersecurity

SMes are key actors in the growth and innovation of the EU economy, but they often face cybersecurity challenges. Improving cybersecurity practices can be challenging for many SMEs due to the limited resources and expertise in cybersecurity. In order to address these challenges, ENISA has developed a tool that can help SMEs evaluate their current level of cybersecurity maturity, identify their vulnerabilities, and create a plan to mitigate those risks while enhancing their cybersecurity practices.

The new assessment tool and its features

The testing device is a free online assessment tool designed to provide cybersecurity evaluation to determine the maturity level and compare it with similar businesses. It is then followed up by a top cybersecurity personalised action plan fitted to the specific needs of the business aimed at increasing the security level.

The tool is designed to evaluate three main areas, which are configured to facilitate the assessment of:

  • people to evaluate whether the staff is prepared to face cyber threats
  • technology to understand and implement the best cybersecurity practices
  • processes to ensure the organisation has the right methods to deal with cybersecurity risks.

ENISA’s commitment to the SMEs

ENISA supports SMEs and the EU Member States to elevate the understanding of cybersecurity risks and threats, advocate best cybersecurity practices across the EU and globally, and promote closer coordination and exchanges while enlarging the community of multipliers.


Source : European Digital Skills & Jobs Platform

Digital technology / specialisation

  • Cybersecurity

Digital skill level

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • European Union

Type of initiative

EU institutional initiative