Over 80% of UK businesses are vulnerable to relatively common security threats which could simply be avoided.
The Cyber Essentials framework is a foundation level certification designed to provide a statement of the basic controls your organisation should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber threats.
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that outlines the basic steps that businesses and organisations can take to secure their systems. It is based on implementing five controls around an organisation’s use of IT and data, and if implemented effectively will help prevent about 80% of cyber-attacks. The Cyber Essentials accreditation for business was launched in 2014, designed by the UK Government to provide a universal framework for all business leaders to protect their company against emerging cyber threats.
The accreditation provides businesses with a base level, which organisations of all sizes can adhere to, ensuring confidence when working with partner corporations. Not only does Cyber Essentials provide confidence to your customers, but it also provides an additional level of assurance internally, as company stakeholders can be certain that a best practice framework exists to protect corporate assets.