The benefits of Cyber Essentials certification
Virtually every organisation relies on digital services in some way, but where there is technology there is risk.
Many organisations – smaller ones in particular – believe they are unlikely to be targeted by cyber attackers, but that is to misunderstand the nature of modern cyber crime.
In fact, the majority of criminal hackers aren’t state-sponsored agencies or activists looking for high-profile targets, and they don’t spend countless hours staking out and researching their victims.
Instead, they’re more opportunistic, using automated attacks to exploit poorly protected targets.
Just as an organised burglar might scout for inadequately safeguarded properties, the modern cyber criminal will send phishing emails or perform network scans looking for vulnerable systems.
IT Governance has been trained and licensed by IASME to deliver Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
Achieving Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification with us will help protect your organisation against such threats and give you significant commercial advantage.
Did you know?
The government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 found that four in ten businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the previous year.
The financial effects of these breaches can be considerable: the average cost for all organisations in the past 12 months is estimated to be 8,460, and for medium and large businesses it’s higher, at £13,400.