The government’s Cyber Essentials scheme ensures basic cybersecurity measures are in place, preventing approximately 80% of cyber attacks. The scheme is centred around 5 controls and ensures that most vulnerabilities are secured. The recent NHS attacks would have been unlikely to have occurred if Cyber Essentials had been implemented.
Cyber Essentials helps prevent the vast majority of cyber-attacks. Even a simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data disrupt your cash flow and take up lots of time.
An attack could also put off your customers, stop you trading and damage your hard-earned reputation. It could also be reported in the local media. Loss of data could breach the Data Protection Act and lead to large fines or prosecution.
Having a Cyber Essentials badge will:
- Protect your organisation against common cyber threats
- Show your customers you take this issue seriously
- Enable you to bid for Government contracts
Since October 2014 Cyber Essentials has been mandatory for suppliers of Government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing some IT products and services. Holding a Cyber Essentials badge enables you to bid for these contracts.
You can find out more about Cyber Essentials by visiting the Government website www.cyberaware.gov.uk/cyberessentials
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