Cyber Essentials Certification & IASME Cyber Assurance

Helping secure your organisation against common cyber attacks

Cyber Essentials Certification – Helps reduce the risks of Cyber Crime

Meeting the Cyber Essentials Certification scheme requirements will really prove its worth.

As the owner of a business or charity you need to be aware of the risks of cyber-attacks.  These include hacking and viruses that can threaten customer data and confidential information.

Frequently, cyber-crime is not even especially sophisticated but it can still cause damage to IT systems and data too.

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre, says, “By getting the basic defences right, businesses of every size can protect their reputation, finances and operating capabilities”.

There is also great fear of new tech in case it is vulnerable to attack.  Mike Cherry from the Federation of Small Businesses explains that “some businesses refrain from embracing new technology as they fear the repercussions and do not believe they will get adequate protection from crime.

“In the face of an ever-increasing threat of cyber-attacks, the NCSC supports White House call for increased cyber security precautions, with the scheme as an additional and important tool, designed to help reduce the risk to small firms and improve the resilience of the sector.”

The fact is that even if you think you are safe from cyber-crime, there are always criminals trying to break into your systems.  Chances are they have already succeeded, whether you are aware of it or not.   According to James Snook, Deputy Director in the government’s Office for Cyber Security,

“My message for companies that think they haven’t been attacked is:  you’re not looking hard enough”.

“My message for companies that think they haven’t had a cyber attack is: you’re not looking hard enough”.
James Snook, Deputy Director of the Office for Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA)

What is Cyber Essentials Scheme?

Our Cyber Security Recommendation

If you are a Small Business, Charity or Not-for-Profit organisation, we would recommend following the IASME Cyber Assurance standard.

It’s more comprehensive and focused, encompassing both CE and GDPR.

It protects and controls a whole lot more without being as onerous as ISO27001, and it is a fantastic stepping stone to meet that standard in the future. As a Certification Body you can view our Cyber Essentials Accreditation here.

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