Steph Lynch-Ozanar

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government backed certification scheme to help businesses improve their cyber security measures. This will provide the needed defences to help stop costly data breaches and online attacks/

The Government now requires all their suppliers who access sensitive data to have the certification to show they are taking security measures seriously, especially now that cybercrime is on the rise.

Cyber Essentials is designed for every business and it is a great way to show your suppliers and customers that you have the right steps in place to defend against attacks. In the UK, 41% of customers state that they would not return to a company after a data breach. This lost of loyal customers and the cost of mitigating damage to networks from the attack can be devasting for businesses, especially small to medium.

Cyber Essentials certification will enable your organisation to:

  • Show your customers and suppliers that you have taken action to protect your IT systems
  • Give you a clear overview of your business’s cyber security level
  • Allow you to tender for contracts with require Cyber Essentials certification to be in place

What does Cyber Essentials cover?

The scheme focuses on five key controls:

  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • Access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management

Linten Technologies is here to work alongside you as you complete the accreditation so that you can pass with flying colours and build resilience to the latest online crime threats.

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