Anyone can be a target of a data breach which could cause both financial and reputational issues.

Computer Forensic Specialists will ensure you are compliant with the Cyber Essentials Scheme which was developed by the UK Government to help businesses deal with the issue of cyber security. The scheme provides guidance to help organisations of all sizes, and in all sectors, to measure their defences against common forms of cyber-attacks.

From October 2014, the UK government requires all suppliers bidding for certain sensitive and personal information handling contracts, and for providing certain services and products, to be certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme. Cyber Essentials will also help you achieve compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Our experienced consultants can help your organisation to prepare for and pass your Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessment, enabling you to comply with UK government contractual requirements. Certification entitles you to use the Cyber Essentials badge to show your commitment to cyber security. Being able to advertise that you have met a government approved cyber security scheme will give you an edge over competitors in the same market.

 

There are 5 main benefits of Cyber Essentials:

Firewalls

Determining who will have permission to access your systems through the web including what gets in and what gets out.


Secure Configuration

Allows users access only to what is needed to carry out their work reducing how many areas an attacker may be able to reach.


Access Control

Ensures users only have access to specific levels required for their job meaning attackers will not have the correct permissions to do damage.


Malware Protection

Will identify and block potential malicious software reducing threats.


Patch Management

Installing updates to protect specific vulnerabilities in software or operating systems.


There are five key areas to be checked to determine how effective certain measures are in protecting your systems against common threats.

 

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