A 2019 Government reports found the number of cyber-attacks falling and while this is obviously welcome news the implications for businesses not prepared for cyber-attacks could be more serious.
Government Cyber Security Breach Survey
The Governments 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey reported two reasons for the fall, firstly, businesses have increased their planning and defence against cyber-attacks and secondly a change in attack behaviour with a more targeted and focused approach and it is this more targeted and focused approach that could have serious consequences for businesses.
Are you Cyber Essential?
As businesses recognise the need to increase their defences the government backed Cyber Essentials scheme, particularly popular with SMBs is a way organisations are protecting themselves. A simple but effective, government backed scheme that helps you to protect your organisation against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks and helps to:
- Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
- Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
- Gain a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level.
4 Simple steps to secure your organisation:
Step 1. Cyber Essentials executive briefing
Establish the essential elements of your cyber security strategy, the different types of cyber- attacks, best practise for protecting against attacks and recovering from an attack and the policies, processes and technology used to protect your organisation.
Step 2. Security Assessment
We’ll complete a security assessment and provide a Jargon free report detailing your current situation, risks, recommendations and if required a statement of works and remediation costs.
Step 3. Remediation
Following the statement of works our expert, certified engineers will implement any recommendations, including providing best practice advice to staff, setting up white lists and software and device updates.
Step 4. Certify
An independent certification body will verify that your IT is secure and meets the appropriate Cyber Essentials standard and when passed issue your Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate.
Become Cyber Essential
Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common Cyber Attacks.