Our sister brand Cyber Essentials Online has released a cyber security “quick wins” checklist for SME businesses.
The importance of cyber security cannot be forgotten and now more than ever before SMEs need to stay cyber safe.
Learn more about Cyber Essentials and staying cyber secure below.
What is Cyber essentials?
Cyber Essentials is the minimum certification an organisation needs to implement to bid for new public sector contracts which include the transfer of public sector identifiable information.
The certification defines a focused set of controls which provide clear guidance on basic cyber security for organisations of all sizes and offers a sound foundation of cyber security measures that all types of organisations can implement at a low cost.
Is your business at risk?
SME businesses have always been targets for hackers, however, since the start of the pandemic, the risk has only heightened.
The pandemic has forced many businesses to move away from their offices and move their operations to a work from home model which has left many businesses vulnerable to a cyber attack.
Cyber Essentials Online website says:
“COVID-19 is set to change professional life forever. With new work styles and new cybersecurity issues arising, ensure that your business is cyber secure.
Officially backed by the UK Government, Cyber Essentials is a great solution for businesses looking to improve their cyber security settings and standing. By implementing five simple key controls, you can protect your business from up to 80% of common cyber security threats.”
Worried about your business? The infographic pictured below outlines five easy steps any SME business can take to improve its cyber security strategy.
Protect your business
SMEs are not safe. Cyber attacks can affect businesses of all sizes.
The 2020 Cyber Breaches Survey revealed that almost half of businesses (46%) have reported having cyber security breach, causing many businesses to lose money, time and data.
If you want to protect your business from 80% of basic cyber threats, get Cyber Essentials certified today.
Find out more Cyber Essentials certification by visiting the Cyber Essentials Online website.