Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.
Cyber Essentials is a globally recognised IT security standard developed by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, which is used to ensure that IT software and processes are secure and organisations are protected from data breaches and leaks. It may be a mandatory certification required by governments and large organisations when working with suppliers on sensitive projects.
Completed as a self-assessment standard, the certification ensures that you are protected from a wide range of the most serious cyber threats. This is critical because being vulnerable to basic threats will make you a target for attacks from cyber criminals.
Because the majority of cyberattacks are looking for targets that do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place, certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect you against the vast majority of common cyberattacks.
Cyber Essentials certification indicates that your organisation takes a proactive stance against malicious cyber attacks. In addition, it offers a mechanism to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that you have taken the minimum yet essential precautions to protect your organisation against cyber threats.
The National Cyber Security Centre states that undertaking the Cyber Essentials certification process and implementing even one of the five controls required by Cyber Essentials can protect businesses from around 80% of attacks.
Cyber hackers are becoming more intelligent and have adapted to many counter-hacking measures. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2020 reports that the nature of cyber attacks has changed over the years. Since 2017 the number of businesses experiencing phishing attacks has jumped from 72% to 86%, although there has been a drop in businesses experiencing viruses or other malware attacks, from 33% to 16%. There has never been a better time to become Cyber Essentials certified.
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