Cyber Essentials

Certification & protection for your business from threats and attacks

Cyber Essentials

What is Cyber Essentials UK?

This question has become increasingly prevalent in today's digital landscape, as businesses and individuals alike strive to protect themselves from the ever-growing threat of cyber attacks. Cyber Essentials UK is a government-backed certification scheme that sets out a baseline of cyber security measures for organisations of all sizes. In this introduction, we will delve into the key aspects of Cyber Essentials UK, providing you with a solid foundation for further exploration and you can see if you'd like
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At its core, Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations guard against common cyber threats and demonstrate their commitment to cyber security. By implementing a set of essential security controls, businesses can significantly reduce their risk of being targeted by cyber criminals. These controls cover areas such as firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection, and patch management.

Secure Configuration

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This requirement focuses on ensuring that devices and software are configured securely to minimize vulnerabilities. It includes actions such as removing unnecessary software, applying security patches, and using strong passwords.

Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways

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Organisations must have firewalls and gateways in place to protect their internal networks from unauthorised access. These security measures help prevent malicious traffic from entering or leaving the network.

Access Control

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This requirement emphasizes the importance of controlling user access to systems and data. It involves implementing measures such as user authentication, role-based access controls, and regular password changes.

Patch Management

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Organisations must have processes in place to promptly apply security patches and updates to their systems. Keeping software up to date helps protect against known vulnerabilities that cyber criminals may exploit.

Malware Protection

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This requirement involves implementing antivirus and anti-malware solutions to detect and prevent malicious software from infecting systems. Regular scans and updates are necessary to ensure ongoing protection.

How Long does Cyber Essentials Certification Last?

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It is important to note that Cyber Essentials certification has a validity period of one year. Organisations must undergo re-certification annually to maintain their certified status and ensure ongoing adherence to the required cyber security controls.

When considering the cost of Cyber Essentials certification, organisations should weigh it against the potential financial and reputation damage that could result from a cyber attack.

Investing in cyber security measures is a proactive approach to protecting against cyber threats and avoiding significant losses to your business

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