If you work in any industry where IT is used, you’ll know all about the importance of cyber security, and the dangers that businesses face if they fail to prepare themselves against common online threats.
Modern business isn’t just about trusting people - it’s about trusting the technology they use as well. If you’re going to be sharing your data with business partners, you need to know that it will be safe in their hands. But how do you know who you can trust?
The answer is Cyber Essentials, the Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats, and to prove to potential business partners that they are equipped to do so.
The Government worked with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF) to develop Cyber Essentials. Launched on 5 June 2014, it provides a set of basic technical controls to help organisations of all sizes and sectors protect themselves online. It has become the gold standard for information security in the United Kingdom.