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How your business can benefit from Cyber Essentials

Posted on Jun 07, 2021.

Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common, but most businesses don’t know how to protect themselves

Cyber attacks can be devastating for any business. They can cost you money, time, and even your reputation. But the good news is that there’s a way to protect yourself from cyber threats with the help of our experts at The One Point.

Did you know we can help you become Cyber Essentials certified?

We offer a range of services including cybersecurity awareness training, risk assessments, network testing and much more! Call us today on 01482 420 150 or email info@theonepoint.co.uk for all your IT security needs!

Cyber Essentials is one of many of our IT Support services.

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.

Build trust with your service users

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 cybersecurity.

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 that 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 a target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cybercriminals and others.

With certification, you gain peace of mind that your organisation’s defences will always be protected against the vast majority of common cyber attacks. Cybercriminals are simply looking for targets that 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 option is the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Cyber Essentials is just the start in The One point's ability to protect your business - discover more.

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 cybersecurity terminology. Knowledge is power with cybersecurity and will help you learn where to begin when securing your IT.

6 reasons to get Cyber Essentials?
  1. Certified cybersecurity.
  2. Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attacks.
  3. Attract more new business with the promise you have cybersecurity measures in place.
  4. Get a clear picture of your organisation’s cybersecurity level.
  5. Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification.
  6. 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 help 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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