Reasons why the supply chain must invest in cyber security

 

Today marks the end of Cyber Security Awareness week.

Cyber security is something that we often discuss on the Supply2Gov blog, but why is it important for the supply chain to invest in cyber security?

Learn more about why your business should invest in cyber security below.

 

Growing concern over cyber threats

The supply chain is often described as the weak link when it comes to cyber security risk for the public sector.

According to the Cyber Security Breaches report 2018, over four in ten businesses (43%) have experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months.

This is something that public sector organisations are becoming aware of, making them warier of the suppliers they choose to work with. Last year the government stated:

“A series of high profile, very damaging attacks on companies has demonstrated that attackers have both the intent and ability to exploit vulnerabilities in supply chain security. This trend is real and growing. So, the need to act is clear.”

The government allocated an additional £1bn to the MOD to cover the remainder of 2018 and this year to boost cyber capabilities.

 

Some government contracts require Cyber Essentials

Did you know that the Government requires all suppliers bidding for contracts involving the handling of certain sensitive and personal information to be certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme?

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. The certification can be achieved by organisations, of any size, in any sector.

 

How to get Cyber Essentials certification

Supply2Gov’s partner Cyber Essentials Online is offering £50 off during Cyber Security Awareness week. Customers can use the code Cyberaware50 at the checkout. This is available for a limited time only.

To find out more about Cyber Essentials certification with Supply2Gov, learn more here.

 

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