We’re pleased to announce that Daniel Woodman & Co have recently been awarded the Cyber Security Essentials accreditation which demonstrates our commitment to the security and safety of our clients.
What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed scheme designed to help organizations protect themselves against common cyber threats. It provides a set of technical controls and best practices that, if implemented correctly, can reduce the risk of cyberattacks. The scheme covers five key areas:
- Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
- Secure configuration
- Access control
- Malware protection
- Patch management
Organizations can choose to undergo an independent assessment of their cyber security measures to demonstrate that they meet the required standards and receive a Cyber Essentials certificate. This can help to improve the confidence of customers and other stakeholders in the organization’s ability to protect against cyber threats.
Cyber Essentials is important for several reasons:
- Protects against common threats: The scheme covers the most common cyber threats, including hacking, phishing, and malware, which can help organizations reduce their risk of a cyberattack.
- Improves security posture: By following the guidelines set out in Cyber Essentials, organizations can improve their overall security posture and better protect themselves against cyber threats.
- Demonstrates commitment to security: Receiving a Cyber Essentials certificate demonstrates to customers, suppliers, and stakeholders that an organization takes cyber security seriously and has taken steps to protect against cyber threats.
- Supports compliance: Cyber Essentials can help organizations comply with various regulations and standards, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
- Boosts reputation: Having a strong cyber security posture can improve an organization’s reputation and increase customer confidence in their ability to protect sensitive data.
Overall, Cyber Essentials is a practical and cost-effective way for organizations to improve their cyber security and reduce their risk of a successful cyberattack.
To find out more about Cyber Essentials please visit the National Cyber Security Centre website.