What Does Cyber Essentials Accredited Really Mean?

November 30, 2022

For those who are eagle-eyed, you may have noticed that on the homepage of our website, there is the Cyber Essentials accredited logo. What does this mean though, how can we help to protect businesses from cyber attacks? Read on to find out more about the Hull Cyber Essentials service we provide.

Cyber security is something that should always be at the forefront of every business owner’s mind. It can be so easy to accidentally click on a malicious link in an email and before you know it, someone has got hold of your personal details. Unfortunately cyber crime is not going away any time soon, and the GDPR has made it even more important that businesses prevent cyber attacks wherever possible.

How Can You Stop A Cyber Attack?

Like with most things in life, prevention is key. You can’t stop a cyber criminal from trying to attack your business, but you can mitigate the damage they may cause. There are several simple controls that you can deploy, which help increase both the time and effort it takes for attackers to break your network. This is where Cyber Essentials comes in.

What Is Cyber Essentials? 

Cyber Essentials is an effective, government backed scheme to enable businesses of all sizes to be secure from a web attack. A study they carried out concluded that 70% of cyber attacks could be stopped by introducing some basic controls, which led to the creation of the Cyber Essentials scheme.

The five key Cyber Essentials Controls are:

  1. Boundary firewalls – the outermost barrier to the web
  2. Secure configuration – how difficult it is to get into your systems
  3. User access control – who has permission to access data held internally
  4. Malware protection – continuous detection of malicious software
  5. Patch management – ensuring there are no flaws in the software

In order to become certified, businesses need to demonstrate they have these five technical controls implemented, and that they are working sufficiently in order to prevent a breach.

Why Choose A Cyber Essentials Accredited IT Company?

There are many advantages of becoming a Cyber Essentials accredited business, but here at Reality Solutions in Hull, it is a way of showing our customers that we are committed to data protection and cyber security. We have the technical knowledge to ensure your internal systems are safe and secure, reducing the risk of a cyber attack.

Becoming compliant with Cyber Essentials has given us the opportunity to raise awareness of cyber security within our business too. By ensuring all of our staff are aware of the basics, we are reducing the risk of receiving multiple threats, particularly phishing attacks via emails.

Protect Your Business

Our Cyber Essentials accredited team in Hull are qualified when it comes to protecting businesses against cyber threats. For more information on how to make your business more secure, get in touch with our Hull Cyber Essentials experts today.

*This article contains general information in order to assist all of our customers and is meant for  guidance only – there are no guarantees that the information we provide will be suitable for your particular needs. If you require specific assistance, we recommend that you seek professional guidance on your individual circumstances. Reality Solutions are in no way responsible for any loss or damage arising from any information contained within our articles.

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