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.
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