With the coronavirus pandemic creating a lasting effect on the marketplace and on how people work, many are warning of a cyber pandemic that could be hitting businesses soon.
As the way we work is changing, and more employees are working from home, it is crucial to have the correct safety precautions and cyber security in place.
What is cyber essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme which outlines a framework for organisations to put systems and processes in place to help protect them from cyber-attacks.
Certification gives businesses the assurance that their systems and procedure meet the standard to help protect their devices and infrastructure against cyber-attacks. It is known that hackers usually target those who do not have the Cyber Essentials accreditation.
Why should businesses have Cyber Essentials?
Businesses can assure their customers and staff that they have systems in place to protect their data after gaining the Cyber Essentials accreditation. At UnitBirwelco, we will be able to tell our customers that any data they share with us, from engineering drawings to other personal information, is secure and that we have the processes and procedures in place to protect the data.
Having Cyber Essentials can also aid in obtaining new customers - it will be an attractive feature for many. Government funded projects generally require businesses to be accredited with Cyber Essentials, therefore it can open doors to new business.
How long does it take?
The business assessment completed by your IT department, with support from other functions will determine the scale of the project – and this depends on the size and complexity of the business. But whatever time and effort it takes, the benefits outweigh the time and effort required to implement the Cyber Essentials standard.
By achieving Cyber Essentials, customers and clients can rest assured that the business is taking the right steps to secure data. At UnitBirwelco, safety is our number one priority, in the office, plant, on site and online.