What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government-supported initiative to help organisations to stay safe from cyber security threats.

The Cyber Essentials scheme was introduced to ensure the protection of data, and for companies to understand how that data can be used, secured, or compromised. The scheme ensures that data is protected from common cyber threats online.

Organisations can gain one of two Cyber Essentials badges, and it’s backed by the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI, and many insurance companies who offer incentives to businesses.

The Cyber Essentials certification process requires that there are five technical controls in a company, and in order to pass the certification any organisation must meet all of the requirements:

·         Firewalls

·         Secure Configuration

·         User Access Control

·         Malware Protection

·         Patch Management

We’re Cyber Essentials Plus Accredited  – What is Cyber Essentials Plus?

To achieve a Cyber Essentials Certification, our software and systems was assessed by one of the accreditation bodies to ensure that we were compliant.

To achieve this badge, Computer Geeks had to perform an external vulnerability test on our office, showing we were secure enough to be compliant, as well as an on-site assessment from a Cyber Essentials accredited body on our internal systems and procedures.

What does the Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate mean to our clients?

Having a high level of government-appointed certification in cybersecurity means we can confidently inform our clients that we have taken precautionary steps to reduce cyber risk internally to the highest level available. We want our clients to have confidence that their systems are in safe hands with Computer Geeks.

To learn more about Computer Geeks Cyber Security offerings, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0117 325 0370 to speak with one of our industry experts.