Cyber Essentials

BECOME CYBER ESSENTIALS CERTIFIED

COMPREHENSIVE GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY BACKED CERTIFICATION

HELPS COMPLY WITH UPCOMING DATA PROTECTION LEGISLATION CHANGES

PROACTIVELY TAKE STEPS TO MITIGATE CYBER SECURITY RISKS

HOW YOUR CUSTOMERS THAT YOU TAKE CYBER SECURITY SERIOUSLY

Cyber Essentials Support

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help you protect your organisation from attacks. At Reliable Networks, we can guide you through the necessary steps and support your journey to achieving this certification.

Why you need Cyber Essentials

With the increasing prominance of cyber-attacks, it’s necessary for you to protect your systems and business data from threats. Pending changes in data protection regulation mean that liability for breaches falls upon you, as business owners and decision makers, to ensure that your business is sufficiently protected. Endorsed by the BSI (British Standards Institute) among others, the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme defines a set of basic measures to help you mitigate the risk from the most common cyber threats. By attaining this standard, it is estimated to reduce the threat of attack by up to 80%.
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Best practice and recommendations

As well as demonstrating that you take cyber security seriously, the Cyber Essentials scheme will help you comply with the upcoming GDPR. Through our experience, we can help youreach and exceed the requirements by making informed recommendations and outlining any actions you may need to take to gain the certification.

What’s involved?

Five key controls used under the scheme are:

1. Secure configuration

This control requires you to have policies in place, together with well-defined processes to maintain your security.

2. Boundary firewalls and Internet gateways

You must protect your internal network against attacks from the Internet.

3. Access controls and admin privilege management

It’s important that you prevent accidental and intentional damage caused by current or former employees.

4. Patch management

Attackers constantly identify and exploit software vulnerabilities. It’s critical that you apply fixes and patches to address these vulnerabilities.

5. Malware protection

Most people are familiar with anti-spam and anti-virus protection, but user awareness training for employees will also fall under this control.

Why it’s important to get certified

In addition to the benefits above, certification demonstrates to your stakeholders and customers that you’re committed to keeping their data safe. It shows that you have met the assurance framework successfully and not least, will help you reduce the risks associated with cyber-attack.

What can Reliable Networks help with?

We’ll perform an audit, and based on what we find we’ll provide a roadmap and make recommendations that help you prepare for the Cyber Essentials certification assessment. Since cyber threats are on-going, we can also provide our managed Security services to bolster your on-going response to the cyber security challenge.
Become Cyber Essentials Certified

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