After a record-breaking year in 2020 for data breaches and cyber-attacks on companies, Government and individuals, cybercrime continues to make the headlines in the first quarter of 2021. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently released a new alert for further targeted ransomware attacks on the UK education sector in particular. It is more important than ever that businesses understand the nature of the threat and the potential for considerable damage. A good way to put a strategy in place is to consider a Cyber Essentials certification for your business.
What is the Cyber Essentials certification?
Cyber Essentials is government-backed information assurance scheme, operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). It is designed to help you protect your organisation against the most common cyber-attacks. The scheme is available for all types of organisations – from small scale startups to larger and growing businesses.
Cyber Essentials will prevent and help you avoid the consequences of phishing attacks, malware, ransomware, password guessing and network attacks.
What are the benefits of getting certified?
· A piece of mind for your customers knowing you are working to secure your IT against cyber attacks
· Attract more business with the promise you have vigilant cyber security measures in place
· You fully understand your organisation’s cyber security level
· Some Government contracts may require Cyber Essentials certification
How can KBR help you become successful?
Understanding the cyber security infrastructure you require, as well as implementing it yourself, can seem overwhelming. In our 35 years of experience, we have worked with many businesses and organisations like yours, helping them acquire the Cyber Essentials certification. Our approach goes hand-in-hand with what the Cyber Essentials scheme assesses and is therefore the perfect solution for organisations of all sizes who want to become certified.
So, if you’re looking for more information around getting Cyber Essentials-certified, or simply want some advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Download our Cyber Security Essentials eBook to learn more about the scheme and how KBR can help: