We're pleased to say that as part of our Cyber Security initiatives, South West Digital Systems has become Cyber Essentials certified. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry supported scheme that helps businesses to protect themselves against the ever growing threat of cyber-attacks.
What Is The Cyber Essentials Scheme?
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks.
According to the UK Government, 80% of cyber-attacks could be prevented if organisations put simple cyber security controls in place.
The scheme identifies some fundamental security controls that organisations should have in place to secure themselves against common cyber threats.
What Are The Benefits Of The Cyber Essentials Certification?
The Cyber Essentials scheme provides organisations with clarity on what essential baseline IT security controls they need to have in place to reduce the risk posed by common threats on the internet. Organisations that achieve certification can demonstrate to their customers, through the Cyber Essentials badge, that they are proactively taking steps to mitigate cyber security risks.
A simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data, disrupt your cashflow and take up staff time. An attack could also put off your customers, stop you trading and damage your hard-earned reputation. Loss of data could breach the Data Protection Act and lead to fines or prosecution.