What is the Cyber Essentials scheme?
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.
According to the UK Government, 80% of cyber attacks could be prevented if organisations put simple cyber security controls in place.
The scheme identifies some fundamental security controls that organisations should have in place to secure themselves against common cyber threats.
What are the benefits of the Cyber Essentials certification?
A simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data, disrupt your cashflow and take up staff time. An attack could also put off your customers, stop you trading and damage your hard-earned reputation. Loss of data could breach GDPR and the Data Protection Act, leading to fines or prosecution.
Obtaining the certification will:
- Protect your organisation against common cyber threats
- Show your customers you take cyber security seriously
- Enable you to bid for Government contracts
Achieving the certification will also allow you to use the Cyber Essentials badge to advertise that your organisation meets a Government-endorsed standard.
How can CSSCloud help you?
We help clients achieve Cyber Essentials certification by managing the assessment and certification on their behalf. We are best placed to help our clients as we know how their computer systems are configured and can provide the assessors with the information they require, making the assessment process more efficient.
Our computer systems were initially assessed in 2016 and have since been successfully re-assessed, demonstrating that we do ourselves, what we advise our clients to do.
Cyber Security is something that every business needs to be aware of. If you would like to find out more about how we can help your business achieve Cyber Essentials certification, please contact us on 01493 801801.