Cyber Security Certification
Baseline cyber security for all businesses
- Government-backed Cyber Essentials accreditation scheme
- Required as a quality standard in many industries
- Full support from our cyber experts
- Evidence your company’s commitment to working securely
Cyber-criminals want to scam money, data and intellectual property from you. The consequences can be severe for businesses that fall victim to cyber-attacks. If you haven’t taken steps to protect yourself, now is the time to act.
Cyber Essentials accreditation, a government backed scheme, is widely accepted as a good, basic protection to get in place for any business operating in the UK. Thereafter, if your business needs it, further security measures can be taken to ensure you have a solid data protection plan in place. But first, becoming Cyber Essentials compliant is an excellent start.
Our cyber team can guide your business through the steps to cyber security accreditation with the minimum of fuss for you.
- Certification Readiness Package
- Cyber Essentials certification
- Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation
What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a framework that sets out how to address cyber security basics and prevent the most common attacks. The scheme is designed by the government to make it easy for businesses to protect themselves.
Cyber Essentials consists of five key controls which, when implemented, help to secure your organisation against cyber-attacks. These are:
- Securing access to network services
- Configuring your systems to reduce vulnerabilities
- Ensure access to your data and services is assigned to authorised users only
- Using and maintaining virus and malware protection
- Keeping your applications up-to-date with necessary patches and security fixes
By deploying these controls, organisations can defend against the most common form of basic cyber-attacks originating from the internet, to help prevent illegitimate access to their systems.
Government explanation of Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials provides a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats, within the context of the Government’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security.
Secondly, through the Assurance Framework it offers a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions.
For more information, click here: www.cyberaware.gov.uk/cyberessentials
Since October 2014, Cyber Essentials compliance has been a mandatory requirement for suppliers of government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing some IT products and services. Holding a Cyber Essentials badge enables businesses to bid for these contracts.
Achieving cyber security certification with CyberGuard Technologies
Certification Readiness Package
Our team will put in place the measures required to get your business ready for the accreditation process. Typically, this includes Advanced Threat Protection, Vulnerability Testing, Remote Patch Management and on-site completion of your chosen accreditation.
We’ll assist you with your accreditation, and be on hand to help you throughout the entire application and assessment process.
Receive approval to display the Cyber Essentials logo on your materials and demonstrate to customers, suppliers, investors and stakeholders that your organisation is protected against common cyber-threats and you take the issue of cyber security seriously.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Take further steps to a heightened level of protection which involves a check of your security by an external certifying body, which we can manage for you.
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