Deciding to undertake a Cyber Essentials certification is a wise move. With online crime continuing to rise, customers are looking for assurance that your business can protect their data sufficiently. Cyber Essentials is a reassuring indicator that you take security seriously. But how do you go about attaining the certification and how can we help?
What is Cyber Essentials Certification?
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cybersecurity certification scheme. Gaining this certification allows you to demonstrate that your business has a high level of cybersecurity. It’s appropriate for all companies in all sectors. The programme addresses five critical controls which, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks.
Why do you need Cyber Essentials?
Cyber-crime is one of the fastest-growing crimes and affects many businesses, in many ways. From hackers to data theft, online criminals can find areas of weakness in your business and leave you trying to pick up the pieces.
Achieving Cyber Essentials certification shows that your business is recognised as having the appropriate controls in place to prevent cyber-attacks. Not only is this reassuring to you; it gives great peace of mind to your customers. Business insurers also see Cyber Essentials certification as a valuable indicator of a good approach to cybersecurity, which could mean more favourable policies.
Get help with Cyber Essentials
We can help you get your business ready for Cyber Essentials certification by assessing your current cybersecurity processes and advise you on meeting the five critical 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