IT security is one of those subjects that get lost in the day to day demands of running the business and often responsibility for cyber security is abdicated to an antivirus purchase; “then I’ve got it covered.” It’s a good start for sure, but you haven’t got it covered; antivirus is just one of the 5 steps Cyber Essentials certified companies implement to secure their business.
The use of internet and email has brought enormous benefits, but also considerable risk. Every day there are cyber-attacks against companies just like yours; attempting to steal information or disrupt operations for ransom. It is becoming increasingly important to manage these risks and protect yourself while taking advantage of these technologies
easylifeIT™ is a Cyber Essentials certified company and an accredited Cyber Essentials service partner
We will help you to
- Get the basics right
- Take a risk management approach
- Implement and manage the changes
- Adopt Cyber Essentials
What are the benfits of Cyber Essentials Certification?
Having implemented the Cyber Essentials controls, the next step is to apply for certification. You don’t have to do this, of course, but having got this far there seems little point in not capitalising on your new security controls.
A Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus badge will enhance your business’s reputation and open up new commercial opportunities by proving to your customers that you take the security of their information seriously and are taking the necessary steps to reduce cyber risks.
If you supply larger organisations that want to manage their third-party risks, the independent verification of your security posture provided by certification demonstrates that you won’t put the supply chain at risk.
If you want to apply for government contracts you’ll need Cyber Essentials certification too. The UK Government now requires “suppliers of most contracts and services to hold a Cyber Essentials certificate.”