This cyber security essentials scheme is government backed and brings to light 5 controls that can help you avoid around 80% of cyber attacks when carried out properly. These 5 controls are:
- Malware Protection
- Access controls and administrative privilege management
- Secure Configuration
- Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
- Patch Management
The scheme can be used within all sectors and for all types of organisations and within it; there are 2 levels that your organisation is able to choose from:
- Cyber Essentials (self assessment questionnaire + vulnerability scan)
- Cyber Essentials Plus (all of the above, plus an on-site assessment + an internal scan)
You are able to take part in a questionnaire via the ‘cyberaware’ website, and this will show you how well your company measures up against the 5 controls. From there you can then decide whether or not to pursue applying for one of the Cyber Essentials badges.
Feel free to talk to one of CyberGuys on 01562 747 241 - our team of experts are experienced in their field, however we keep the jargon to a minimum, friendly, helpful and happy to answer any questions you may have.