With the number of cyber security issues and attacks on the rise, it is a key issue for businesses to tackle to protect their data, their finances and their future.
Cyber Essentials is a UK government backed scheme, launched in 2014, providing simple but effective guidelines that protect organisations against cyber attacks. It’s primary aim is to encourage and guide businesses and organisations to adopt the best practices in their information security strategy.
Once fully implemented, Cyber Essentials will provide organisations with basic protection against a whole range of cyber attacks. Taking part can provide a number of benefits to businesses, including:
Protecting against common cyber attacks. The majority of cyber attacks exploit basic weaknesses in organisations such as weak passwords, the lack of updated software or inadequately configured firewalls. In many instances, these types of attacks can be defended against with strategies and procedures. The process of gaining Cyber Essentials certification will help to implement these. Although there is no security strategy that is 100% attack proof, Cyber Essentials helps organisations mitigate the risks of succumbing to a cyber attack and will help to prevent you being penalised for lack of action should you suffer a data breach.
Reassuring customers that as a business you take cybersecurity seriously. Once you are certified, you will be able to display a Cyber Essentials badge on your business website. This badge displays that you take the security of systems and integrity of data seriously and are working to secure your IT against attack. It is particularly important if you are storing, processing, or transferring personal information or hosting sensitive data.
Attracting new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place. By becoming Cyber Essentials certified new customers will have increased confidence and trust that you have the IT security necessary to protect their data.
David Allen IT Solutions are a trusted partner of Indelible Data, a Cyber Essentials certification body, authorised to assess the Cyber Essentials scheme.
Tony Wilson, lead assessor with Indelible Data, said: “Cyber Essentials Certification is a perfect fit for companies who want to know and show they are taking security seriously. David Allen IT Solutions are trained practitioners and help companies get into shape to pass the certification at a time when cyber security has never been more important.”
Our team of experts take the uncertainty out of the certification process and ensure that your business meets all the criteria needed to gain your certification and protect yourselves from harm.
If you would like to learn how we can help you become Cyber Essentials certified or to find out more about Cyber Essentials in general, contact us today.
We are proud to be recognised as a Trusted Partner of the Certification Body, Indelible Data Limited. This status recognises our expertise at preparing companies ahead of Cyber Essentials audits. For more information please visit https://www.indelibledata.co.uk/trusted-partner-status
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