So what is Cyber Essentials and Why become certified?
The full scheme, launched on 5 June 2014, enables organisations to gain one of two Cyber Essentials badges. It is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI and a number of insurance organisations which are offering incentives for businesses. Cyber Essentials helps guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security
– Enable management to have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
– Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT systems against cyber attack
– Assure new business clients that you have cyber security measures in place
More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview