It’s believed that around 80% of cyber crime could have been prevented with just basic security measures in place and with cyber crime on the increase, now would be a good time for you to consider how effective your IT would be against such an attack on your business. Cyber crime can be either sophisticated or quite basic, but the perpetrators behind the crime will always rely on you having your guard down. Our advise is to keep your guard up at all times and work on the assumption that you will, at some point, be a target for cyber crime.
The Cyber Essentials process isn’t overly complicated but it will give you a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security levels. It will help you identify any gaps and remedy them as soon as possible. It’s also a unique selling point – do your competitors comply with Cyber Essentials and guarantee that personal data is held securely? Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification before contracts are awarded and it’s our belief that this framework will eventually become more widely adopted in the private sector as organisations look to fortify their security measures.