Cyber Essentials

If you’re thinking of achieving Cyber Essentials certification then you are making a wise decision. With online crime on the rise and customers looking for assurance that your business can protect their data adequately, Cyber Essentials is a great indicator that you take security seriously. But how do you achieve the certification and how can we help?

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What is Cyber Essentials Certification?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that shows your business has a good level of cyber security. It’s suitable for all organisations in all sectors. The scheme addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks.

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Why Do You Need Cyber Essentials?

Cyber-crime is one of the fastest growing areas of crime and affects many businesses, in a variety of ways. From hackers to data theft, online criminals can seek out areas of weakness in your business and leave you trying to pick up the pieces.

Achieving Cyber Essentials certification means that your business is recognised as having the right controls in place to stop cyber-attacks. Not only is this reassuring to you; it also gives your customers peace of mind. It’s also been indicated by business insurers that Cyber Essentials certification is a valuable indicator of a good approach to cyber security, which might mean more favourable policies.

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Get Help with Cyber Essentials

We can help ready your business for certification by assessing your current cyber security processes and advising you on the five key areas needed to achieve certification:

  • Secure internet connections
  • Secure devices and software
  • Access control to your data and services
  • Viruses and other malware protection
  • Device and software update

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