As committed defenders of online security, we are pleased to announce that we have achieved full certification in the Cyber Essentials programme. This puts us in an even stronger position to support our customers with robust IT security strategies that really work for them, helping to win the war against cyber criminals.
Cyber Essentials helps guard against the most common types of cyber attacks and demonstrate an organisation’s commitment to data security. It’s a user friendly, but highly effective scheme that’s backed by the UK Government and has become the benchmark for IT security. It has been designed to help organisations of all sizes protect themselves from threats.
We understand how to protect the integrity and availability of your information, without compromising on your business objectives. We also know that one size definitely doesn’t fit all, so our security services are designed to meet the needs of each individual client. As accredited Cyber Essentials practitioners, we can guide you through the entire process to help you implement a plan that’s right for your business.
It was important to us to achieve Cyber Essentials certification because it helps us demonstrate our knowledge and skill in this very important area. Our commitment to our own data security is echoed in all our work, in turn enabling us to keep your data safe and secure too.
Although Cyber Attacks come in many different forms and are increasingly common, they are often carried out by relatively unskilled attackers who have learnt the basics of cyber crime on the dark web. These opportunists can be compared to burglars trying to break in through the back door; they use very little knowledge or skill and rely on others making mistakes or failing to take security seriously. With just a little bit of understanding about how they work, you can stay one step ahead and protect your business from data theft.
If you are considering achieving Cyber Essentials certification for your business, there are two levels you can choose from.
This self-assessment program provides protection against a broad range of the most common cyber threats. Hackers often start with a simple attack, and if they’re able to access your organisation this way they will also make you a target for more sophisticated, costly attacks further down the line. Simple attacks can often go undetected for months, putting you at greater risk.
With Cyber Essentials certification you will have peace of mind that your data is safe from the most common attacks, in turn helping you stay safe from others. During the process you will learn how to spot flaws and vulnerabilities in your existing IT set-up and put robust plans in place for the future.
Although this is a level up from the standard Cyber Essentials certification, it is still designed to be easy to follow. Many of the advice and protective methods will be the same, but Cyber Essentials Plus also includes a more hands-on, technical approach.
More information about Cyber Essentials certification is available on the Gov.UK website. Or, if you want to find out more about how to improve your organisation’s IT security, contact us today for a no-obligation assessment.