The Cyber Essentials scheme was introduced in June 2014 following government concern that organisations were generally not doing enough to protect themselves against low level, low sophistication internet based cyber attacks.
The controls are based around research which demonstrated that the majority of breaches happen because organisations have a weakness in one or more of 5 key areas. Those 5 areas form the basis of the Cyber Essentials scheme controls. Following a review of the delivery of the scheme, IASME was awarded Cyber Essentials Partner status with effect from 01 April 2020.
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a way of protecting your business against the increasing and real danger of a cyber attack and is supported by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). It is the minimum cyber security requirement for the entire government and other industry supply chains and is also vital to implement controls that significantly reduce the risk of a cyber attack on your organisation.
It is available to all businesses and, if you opt in, can include £25,000 worth of cyber insurance to help you recover from an accidental or deliberate cyber breach.
The scheme also demonstrates your commitment to building a secure foundation for your IT system and your organisation is dedicated to protecting the data you hold.
If you have any questions about Cyber Essentials contact our cyber team firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.