Help prevent up to 80% of common cyber attacks
Cyber Essentials is a Government scheme that has also been developed by industry and outlines the basic controls all companies and organisations need in order to protect themselves from various internet-based threats. The scheme highlights a series of measures that can be implemented and built upon, promoting affordable cyber security and demonstrating to your customers that necessary action has been taken to reduce the risk of cyber-attack.
Benefits of Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials certification is the peace of mind that you need and your customers’ demand. It is a cost-effective way of putting protections in place to avoid cyber-attacks and to demonstrate to clients that you take online security very seriously.
Cyber Essentials helps prevent approximately 80% of common cyber-attacks – click here
Shows commitment to security – Cyber Essentials demonstrates that you are serious about protecting customers from data loss
Safeguards business sensitive data – shields confidential information from falling into the hands of cyber criminals, who stand to benefit greatly from high value data
Free liability insurance cover is available – pass the assessment and fulfil the criteria to benefit from this
Protects business profits and reputation – failing to take measures against cyber-attacks can lead to loss of faith in your business as well as financial penalties and falling share prices. Avoid the negative publicity linked to cyber-attacks by taking action.
With GDPR edging nearer, Cyber Essentials is an excellent first step in making sure your business is secure.
Helps you win public sector work – the more robust your defences are, the more likely it is that work will be outsourced to you. In fact, this accreditation is mandatory for government suppliers
Cyber Essentials and GDPR
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. These are new regulations from the EU designed to strengthen current Data Protection regulations. These will go live in May 2018, and companies that breach them could be fined as much as 4% of their global turnover. Though the UK voted to exit the European Union, these rules will still come into effect. Businesses of all shapes and sizes need to carry out safeguards and Cyber Essentials certification is your stepping stone to mitigating risks and avoiding ICO fines.
Get certified today
If you are interested in Cyber Essentials but don’t know where to begin, help is at hand. Our Accredited (ACE) Cyber Essentials consultant will assist your business in obtaining Cyber Essentials certification.
Getting Cyber Essentials certified will show others that you have taken all the steps needed to optimise your cyber security and vastly reduce the risk of a cyber-attack occurring.
Contact Compex IT today and we will assess your existing security infrastructure, identify current cyber security issues and implement measures to get you accredited.