We highly recommend the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) Cyber Essentials program for anyone looking to keep their organisation protected against cyber attacks.
There is handy self-assessment questionnaire which you can use to test your readiness for getting certified, and we are here to help if you require any guidance.
A Breakdown of NCSC
NCSC is a government backed scheme in the UK that aims to protect your devices from a wide range of the most commonly found cyber threats. There are two types of certification for you to consider:
The Cyber Essentials certification covers your basic cyber security needs, meaning your computing systems are much less vulnerable with this in place than they would be otherwise. Many of the individuals behind cyber attacks intentionally look for targets that aren’t using Cyber Essentials, so this means you’re much less likely to even come to the attention of cyber criminals.
Cyber Essentials Plus
The difference between the standard version of the two choices is that with Cyber Essentials Plus, a hands-on technical verification is carried out. This makes it that bit more secure whilst still using a simple approach.
Why should you get Cyber Essentials?
The reasons we recommend Cyber Essentials to our clients is as follows:
- Prevent up to 80 per cent of cyber attacks
- Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
- Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
- You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
- Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification
If you need any help with getting certified, or you just want to find out more information, feel free to reach out to us, we will be happy to talk you through it.