Cyber Essentials is UK certification from the National Cyber Security Centre. It defines minimum IT security policies and helps guard organisations against cyber attack. It also demonstrates ongoing commitment to cyber security.
Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Cyber Essentials is designed to prevent these attacks.
Benefits of certification:
- Reassure customers
- Attract new business
- Define parameters of organisation level cyber security
- Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification
Found out more: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/