Introducing the need for Cyber Security
Over the last 12 months, one in four businesses have reported a cyber breach or attack. These attacks can cost businesses thousands of pounds, damage their reputation and may result in an extended disruption where business operations are affected. This could prevent you from contacting your clients or accessing business-critical information.
Do you have a plan for what you would do if:
- Your customer database was stolen and a possible breach the Data Protection Act could lead to fines or prosecution?
- Your website was forced offline or had malicious links injected into it?
- You couldn’t access or send email due to a critical service not being available?
- You couldn’t access your critical data needed to run your business?
These are very real threats and not only large businesses are at risk. All businesses can be targetted by these cyber criminals and to reduce the risk, cyber security awareness training is needed.
The Cyber Essentials initiative
Many cyber attacks exploit weaknesses in your IT Systems and software. With Cyber Essentials, we teach your business how to prevent the most common attacks. This is a scheme designed by the UK Government to provide clear steps in protecting your business.
What benefits are there for achieving Cyber Essentials?
With Cyber Essentials training the vast majority of cyber attacks can be prevented. Having a Cyber Essentials badge once you achieve your accreditation will:
- Protect your organisation against common cyber threats.
- Show your customers you take this issue seriously.
- Enable you to bid for Government contracts.
How to apply for the Cyber Essentials scheme
ADM Computing is accredited to provide Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. In addition to Cyber Essentials, we have achieved ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management and ISO/IEC 27001:27001 for Information Security Management, so we have a full understanding of what is needed to provide safe and compliant processes for your business.
All information regarding Cyber Essentials has been sourced from the official Cyber Essentials website under the terms of the Open Government Licence. www.cyberaware.gov.uk