Information Processing for Small and Micro Enterprises

Minimum Requirements for Information Security for Small and Micro Enterprises and Craft Businesses

The sector-neutral VdS Guideline 10005 is a tailored IT measure catalog designed specifically for the needs and resource structure of Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) as well as craft businesses with up to 20 employees. It ensures an adequate level of information security for the company.

Most smaller businesses still consider the effort required to establish and maintain a systematic approach to information security as too high. With the VdS Guideline 10005, there is now a set of rules that doesn't overwhelm any company. In conjunction with our developed guide and the tools it contains, you can achieve an adequate level of protection in no time.

Protect your business from today's digital threats with VdS 10005. This industry-neutral guideline provides you with a tailored set of measures to ensure your information security status is at an appropriate level. With just eight pages, VdS 10005 offers clear requirements and valuable implementation tips on topics such as responsibilities, IT systems, networks, and data backup.
After successful implementation, you can commission an audit to have conformity confirmed by a VdS auditor. This certificate is valid for one year and enhances the trust of your customers, suppliers, and insurers. Contact us to learn more about the security solutions of VdS 10005. Contact us and discover how VdS 10005 can make your business more secure.

The Benefits of Certified Information Security:

With a VdS-certified information security according to VdS 10005, small and micro-enterprises gain several advantages:

  • The VdS certificate confirms that the company has prepared itself organizationally, technically, and preventively for key attack scenarios – and has appropriate processes and protective measures in place.
  • The VdS certificate builds high trust among suppliers, customers, and insurers in the company's performance: Information is securely protected, and risks that could affect the company's ability to deliver have been minimized.
  • The company enhances its risk management with a focus on information security, an essential requirement for overall business security.
  • Increased transparency of risks within the company can relieve the management. The company can refocus on its core processes.
  • The remaining risks can be transferred to an insurer, creating a second line of defense for business continuity.
  • Insurers have great confidence in VdS assessments, a system that has been functioning for more than 100 years. The presence of a certificate often spares insurers the need for an individual assessment of the customer.