The government’s Cyber Essentials scheme ensures basic cyber-security measures are in place, preventing approximately 80% of cyber attacks. The scheme is based on 5 controls and ensures that most vulnerabilities are secured.
The 5 specific controls give an organisation a high-level of cyber security without an enterprise-level cost.
Cyber Essentials helps prevent the majority of cyber attacks. Even a simple virus or piece of malware could result in the loss of company and client data, disrupt cash flow, and waste time. Never mind the reputational damage a data breach can cause. Loss of data could also breach the Data Protection Act and lead to fines or prosecution.
Since October 2014, it has been mandatory to have a Cyber Essentials certification if you have any public sector or local authority contracts. Holding a Cyber Essentials badge also enables you to bid for these contracts.
Cyber Essentials covers the technical baseline for devices for GDPR, PCI-DSS, HIPPA, ISO27001 and others.
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