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Cyber Essentials – A Pocket Guide

Cyber Essentials – A Pocket Guide

SKU: 4517
Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781849286886
Pages: 60
Published: 14 Aug 2014
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Pages: 58
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Pages: 58
Published: 14 Aug 2014
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Essential guidance to support organisations working towards Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

  • Explains the Cyber Essentials scheme and its requirements in non-technical language, making it easy for anyone in your organisation to understand.
  • Reflects official advice from the government-backed scheme and written by a CREST-accredited Cyber Essentials certification body to help implement the controls correctly.
  • Clarifies the certification process and the distinction between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

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Protect your business from 80% of cyber attacks with Cyber Essentials

 

“This pocket guide provides a useful introduction to the scheme, and also provides some common sense, practical guidance for organisations of any size.”

Claire Agutter, lead tutor

ITSM Zone

 

Every year, thousands of computer systems in the UK are compromised. The majority fall victim to easily preventable cyber attacks, carried out with tools that are freely available.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme for organisations of all sizes to help demonstrate to customers and other stakeholders that the most important, basic cyber security controls have been implemented.

Cyber Essentials certification offers organisations a wealth of benefits, including protection against approximately 80% of cyber attacks, boosting reputation and giving organisations a better chance of winning contracts.

Ensure access to government contracts and tender opportunities

Certification to the scheme also offers organisations the opportunity to tender for business where Cyber Essentials certification may be a prerequisite. In addition to mandatory certification for a range of government ICT contracts, from January 2016 all suppliers bidding for MoD contracts must be compliant with the scheme.

Take the first step towards certification

This essential guide will help your organisation:

  • Understand the requirements of the scheme;
  • Implement the correct controls;
  • Know when to seek certification;
  • Understand the certification process and the distinction between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus; and
  • Find additional help and resources.

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Achieve Cyber Essentials certification in a fast, efficient and cost-effective manner with this essential guide >>

 

About the Author

Alan Calder is the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance Ltd, an information, advice and consultancy firm that helps company boards tackle IT governance, risk management, compliance and information security issues. He has many years of senior management experience in the private and public sectors.

 

Fancy seeing your company logo on this essential guide?

IT Governance’s publishing division, ITGP, can produce Cyber Essentials – A Pocket Guide in customisable formats. This is a fantastic tool to demonstrate your commitment to cyber security guidance from industry experts. These can be branded with your company logo and a bespoke foreword, and can also be customised to your company’s branding guidelines.

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This pocket guide provides a useful introduction to the scheme, and also provides some common sense, practical guidance for organisations of any size. Certification to the government’s Cyber Essentials scheme should not be seen as a tick box exercise to allow organisations to access government contracts – the advice here applies to every organisation and will also be valuable in helping them gain other customers and market advantage. Being able to demonstrate effective cyber security practices is not just a tick in the box. This brief book provides good guidance on defining the scope of a cyber security project, and then implementing controls to support this. It includes simple advice such as auditing of roles and accounts and guidance on passwords, through to looking at firewall set up and configuration. The book will be good for organisations wishing to get certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme, but it also [contains] lots of practical advice. Its brief nature makes it very suitable for reminding IT staff about general good practices, and it won’t take too long to read. The book includes some useful readiness checklists and guidance on the Cyber Essentials certification process, such as choosing a certification body.
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