The Cyber Essentials scheme was developed to promote the adoption of basic cyber security measures and to encourage companies to be more cyber vigilant, as well as securing the UK Government’s supply chain. Suppliers bidding for government contracts that include the handling of certain sensitive and personal information need to comply with the scheme by implementing five controls that can mitigate up to 80% of common Internet-based threats.
Third parties are back doors into your network
Unsecure supply chains are used by cyber criminals as back doors into larger organisations with more valuable and sensitive information. Target, Etihad Airways and T-Mobile are just a few examples of how black-hat hackers exploit weak third parties to intrude into larger corporations’ networks in order to do harm. If cyber attacks caused huge damage to such large companies, imagine what might happen to small and medium-sized ones.
Gain cyber security credentials
If you want to demonstrate to your customers, partners and stakeholders that you are cyber vigilant and that your cyber security defences are robust enough to prevent up to 80% of common cyber attacks, get cyber security credentials by obtaining Cyber Essentials certification. For as little as £300, you can have your self-assessment questionnaire verified and your networks and applications tested for common vulnerabilities by IT Governance, a CREST-accredited certification body.
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