The Cyber Essentials scheme provides security controls that, according to the UK government, could prevent “around 80% of cyber attacks”.
Whether or not you achieve certification to the scheme, putting these controls in place provides the basic level of protection that you need to implement in your organisation. These measures will help to protect you from the vast majority of cyber attacks, allowing you to focus on your core business objectives. It will also allow you to address other compliance requirements such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into full effect on 25th May 2018.
Properly implemented cyber security has the additional advantage of driving business efficiency throughout the organisation, saving money and improving productivity. Cyber Essentials certification also allows your company to bid for Government contracts as well as giving your customers the peace of mind that you take internet security seriously.
GDPR will require more than just meeting Cyber Essentials certification, but Cyber Essentials is a great first step. By becoming Cyber Essentials certified, you can demonstrate that you’re taking action to protect personal information. As a result, it can mitigate ICO fines if you were to suffer a data breach. Cyber Essentials certification is evidence that you have taken steps towards protecting your business and your data from internet based cyber-attacks.
We can help your business achieve these goals as well as implementing DLP (Data Loss Prevention) solutions to help prevent data breaches, please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 0333 320 7335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org