Small businesses are as much risk as bigger businesses, you may remember that in 2017 the NHS was attacked by the WannaCry Ransomeware, despite having dedicated IT staff and plenty of resources they were still forced to cancel appointments and operations impacting on lots of people, how would such an attack harm a small business?

We’re to small

No business is to small, by compromising smaller businesses cyber actors are able to gain information and maybe even hide malware in files that are sent to others, this will enable them to launch larger attacks, effectively working up the supply chain.

How can I protect my systems?

A Cyber Essentials Certification ensures you have a good security base on your systems, the key features of Cyber Essentials are:

  • Secure Firewall Configuration
  • User Access Controls
  • Secure Client Configuration
  • Virus and Malware Protection
  • Patch Management

What about Training

Well we believe that the most important part of Cyber Essentials is user awareness training, often overlooked, but as 72% of breaches are related to staff receiving fraudulent emails, there is clearly a need for training, as part of our Cyber Essentials we provide regular updates on the current threats and have a staff awareness session

How to I get a Cyber Essentials Certification?

Obtaining a Cyber Essentials Certification is a fairly straight forward process, we will guide you through the process and offer sensible advice during the process whilst considering your commercial and operational needs, get in contact and we would be happy to help

Our Top Tip!

By gaining a Cyber Essentials Certification you would be gaining an advantage over your competition and showing customers and suppliers that you take Cyber Security seriously.

Security Recomendation

Obtaining a Cyber Essentials Certification may be required for some Government contracts, especially where personal data is being processed.

Further Reading

Below are some more blog posts that may be of interest to you.

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