cyber essentials

Cyber Essentials was designed with small businesses in mind. Smaller businesses often can’t afford in-house IT security teams to maintain the level of protection available to larger organisations, which makes them an easier target. Cyber Essentials is the solution. 

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Cyber Essentials certification enables businesses of all shapes and sizes to ensure their company is following the best IT security practices.

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With security certification, clients and partners alike can see that your business is suitably protected from unwanted attention from hackers.

is it important?

SMEs often can’t afford to invest in the same high level of security that big companies can, and hackers know this, often making smaller businesses more vulnerable.

what is cyber essentials? 

Cyber Essentials is a scheme created by the UK Government in June 2014 with the primary aim of encouraging businesses of all sizes to review their IT security and adopt best practices quickly and cost-effectively. 

why is cyber essentials important? 

Essentially, it’s a box-ticking exercise, but by ticking the boxes, you are ensuring your organisation has the most fundamental IT security controls in place. It’s the very basic elements of security that are often neglected, and most regularly taken advantage of if left alone.

 

who needs cyber essentials? 

Even if you do maintain an internal IT team, certifying with Cyber Essentials proves to your customers, partners and suppliers that you have top-notch cyber security. It’s a nationally recognised standard for best practice and shows the world you take this seriously.

It’s almost impossible now to find an organisation that hasn’t had some kind of IT security incident. And even if you haven’t, it is still important to get Cyber Essentials. You could go for years without a break-in at home, even if you left your house unlocked, but it’s not something you’d do!

how do I get certified? 

First, head over to the IASME website to book your self-assessment. You then work with them to verify that you meet the standards set by Cyber Essentials. Finally, you complete the questionnaire, have your answers verified and you’re done! 

how can resolve help? 

If you outsource your IT to a service provider like Resolve, they will be able to take your organisation through the process from start to finish. Otherwise, you would need your internal IT staff to manage this process. We work with both internal IT teams and organisational executives alike.

Our support customers have access to the most in-depth cyber security services and solutions on the market, including our real-time monitoring security service, Resolve Cloud Security. This is the perfect security service for SMEs who have switched from a traditional on-site server to Microsoft’s online platform.

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Fill in the form or use the contact details below and we’ll get our expert team to put together a package that’s personal to your business.

hello@resolve.co.uk
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