Cyber Essentials - Why you need it
Cyber security has become the main threat to businesses around the world. Data breaches have risen and the EU General Data Protection Regulation is now in place.
Cyber Essentials allows you to know your system is secure against most security threats allowing you to concentrate on your core business, sales and driving the business forward.
Cyber Essentials is part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. The Cyber Essentials scheme aims to encourage UK businesses of any size to take steps towards achieving a baseline of cyber security standard.
Up to 90% of UK businesses and local goverment authorities are vulnerable to common threats from the internet. By implementing the required controls for Cyber Essentials, the level of risk will be reduced to an acceptable level..
Cyber Essentials is becoming a major advantage, and in some cases a requirement, to winning business. This is true when dealing with government departments and highly sensitive data companies. It is now mandatory for suppliers bidding for information handling contracts for the UK Government to be Cyber Essentials certified