What is the Cyber Essentials Accreditation?
- Cyber Essentials is a government backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber-attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves.
- Gaining Cyber Essentials certification also enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.
- The certification defines a focused set of controls which provide clear guidance on basic cyber security for organisations of all sizes and offers a sound foundation of cyber security measures that all types of organisations can implement at a low cost.
What does this mean to my organisation?
Companies these days are not by any means strangers to being targeted by various forms of financial crimes and fraud. However, over time, the playing field has changed, and threat actors have adapted their tactics to better suit the digital world. Cybercriminals now use different flavours of fraud and extortion as well as directly breach companies to line their pockets.
All organisations remain an attractive target for bad actors, especially due to the type and amount of information it collects from its clients and customers. In the event of a successful breach, the data could be used to commit identity fraud or sold on dark web marketplaces, which could lead to reputational damage to the entity that was breached as well as possible reputational and monetary damages to the affected customers.
What are the benefits of getting certified?
Cyber Essentials Certification can help your organisation in many ways, including:
- It helps protect against common cyber-attacks.
- Reassuring your clients that you are committed to cyber security and working towards protecting your IT environment from potential cyber threats.
- Gain more business with the assurance that you have got best-in-class security practices in place.
- Have a clear understanding of your organisations existing cyber security level.
If you are interested in attaining the Cyber Essentials Certification, then we can assist you and be on hand to help you throughout the entire application process.