The Essentials Of Cyber Security
Is your business protected?
When was the last time your business was attacked? Was it in the last 12 months? If so, you're not alone. It happened to 25% of other businesses too. So what can you do? Well, Cyber Essentials certification can certainly help ...
If you're hoping to improve your cyber security, Virtual IT can help you!
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Cybercriminals don’t just attack banks and large companies, they target any organisation that isn’t properly protected. And yes, that even included small businesses like yours for which being out of commission for an extended period would be a complete disaster.
The majority of cyberattacks exploit basic weaknesses in your IT systems. Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.
The Government is helping to protect your business against cyberthreats with the Cyber Essentials programme. If you meet all the requirements, you can be assessed and get certified:
Boundary firewalls to prevent unauthorised access
Secure configuration with all systems set up securely
User Access control restricting access to those who need it
Malware protection using anti-virus software
Patch management with proper updating of software
Being Cyber Essentials certified helps prevent the vast majority of cyberattacks your business could suffer. Even a simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data, disrupt your cash flow and take up valuable staff time.
An attack could also put off your customers, stop you trading and damage your hard-earned reputation. Loss of data could breach the Data Protection Act and lead to fines or prosecution.
Having a Cyber Essentials badge will:
Protect your organisation against common cyberthreats
Show your customers you take this issue seriously
Enable you to bid for Government contracts
Since October 2014 Cyber Essentials has been mandatory for suppliers of Government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing some ICT products and services.
"Virtual IT are experts at cybersecurity and can help you get ready for certification!"
Contact us today on 0333 335 0461 or click here to send over an email enquiry and we'll be in touch to organise a review of your IT systems and software.
Until next time ...
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