Cyber Essentials Plus
The government’s Cyber Essentials scheme ensures basic cyber security measures are in place, preventing approximately 80% of cyber attacks. Hit the link below to get certified or read on for more information…
What is Cyber Essentials Plus?
Cyber Essentials PLUS has the same requirements as Cyber Essentials however, the critical difference is that Cyber Essentials PLUS requires an independent assessment of your security controls, to verify that you do indeed have the 5 technical security controls in place. The Cyber Essentials assessment involves a vulnerability scan, which will identify unpatched, or unsupported software, open ports, incorrect firewall configuration etc. For this reason, Cyber Essentials PLUS certification can be difficult to achieve without the correct preparation and assessment.
BUT (and this is the important part), since there is objective analysis of your existing security controls, there is a real improvement in your cyber defences – and you get certified! As a result, Cyber Essentials PLUS has become a much more highly regarded certification, suitable for small and large businesses who are looking for a real improvement in they existing cyber security controls.
Why Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials helps prevent the vast majority of cyber-attacks. Even a simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data, disrupt your cash flow, and waste time. Never mind the damage to reputation a breach can cause. Loss of data could breach the Data Protection Act and lead to fines or prosecution.
Having a Cyber Essentials certification will:
Help protect your organisation against common cyber threats
Show your customers you take cyber security seriously
Enable you to bid for Government contracts
Since October 2014, it has been mandatory to have a Cyber Essentials certification if you have any public sector or local authority contracts. Holding a Cyber Essentials badge enables you to bid for these contracts.
Why get Certified?
You’ll need a Cyber Essentials certification if you have a local authority contract, or are part of a large supply chain such as banks or the NHS. Cyber Essentials certifications are also the first step to GDPR and can also be an effective way of reducing cyber insurance costs. Having Cyber Essentials in place ensures basic cybersecurity measures are in place, preventing approximately 80% of cyber attacks which have seen a huge increase since the COVID-19 outbreak
Cyber crime costs UK businesses £24b a year, a few examples include British Airways who received a £183m ICO fine and Marriot Hotels with a £99m ICO fine to name just a few.
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