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How your business can benefit from Cyber Essentials

Posted on Jun 07, 2021.

Did you know that The One Point can help you become Cyber Essentials certified?

Cyber Essentials is an accreditation that all businesses can gain value from. It offers protection for both staff and customers, increased security of valuable business data, and even savings for insurances against cyber attacks.

The cyber essentials certification is quickly becoming a trust mark your customers will recognise and value.

Talk to us today and we will show you how your organisation can guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate its commitment to cyber security.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a simple and effective Government scheme designed to help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our Cyber Essentials advice is designed to prevent these attacks.

Cyber Essentials

With Cyber Essentials it is possible to take a self-assessment option which gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.

With certification you gain peace of mind that your organisations defences will always be protected against the vast majority of common cyber attacks. Cyber criminals are simply looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials vs Cyber Essentials Plus

A second Cyber Essentials oprion is the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

The difference lies in the technical verification. With Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out. The protections you need to put in place are the same do not change, neither does the simplicity of the scheme.

Alternatively you can familiarise yourself with cyber security terminology. Knowledge is powere with cyber security and will help you learn where to begin when securing your IT.

5 reasons to get Cyber Essentials?
  • Certified cyber security.
  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack.
  • Attract more new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place.
  • Get a clear picture of your organisation's cyber security level.
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification.

If you would like to bid for central government contracts which involve handling sensitive and personal information or the provision of certain technical products and services, you will require Cyber Essentials Certification. More information is available on the Gov.UK website.

Cyber Essentials readiness toolkit

There is also the Cyber Essentials readiness toolkit. Your responses to the questions in the toolkit helps create a personal action plan to help you move towards meeting the Cyber Essentials requirements. The action plan includes links to specific guidance on how to meet the requirements.

Contact us today and we will help your business take advantage of all cyber essentials has to offer. Contact our expert team on 01482 420 150.

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