Certification

Demonstrating that your business takes security seriously

Getting the cyber basics right is therefore essential if operating your business online. 

A good start is with the NCSC Small Business: Cyber Security and Small Charity Guide Each contains five quick and easy steps that could save time, money and even your business’ reputation. This is a good first step but is not something that you can easily use to demonstrate to others that you take cyber security seriously. 

Most cyber crime is not targeted. It simply takes advantage of the connectivity to cast a global net in the hope of hooking in a victim. Within this large untargeted market it is estimated that around 80% off attacks can be prevented by getting 5 critical controls in place. 

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks. It provides a clear statement of the 5 basic controls organisations should have in place to protect them. 

For organisations looking to develop beyond the basics of cyber resilience, there are a number of additional support routes, including: 

Cyber Essentials – Trusted Partner

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has worked with Cyber Essentials Certifying Bodies based and operating in Scotland to support organisations  both small and large, to focus on cyber hygiene and achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus. Certifying Bodies […]

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