Why should I get Cyber Essential accredited?
33% of small businesses and 65% of large businesses reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. Overall, 1 in 4 of all businesses experienced a cyber attack or breach in the past year, causing thousands of pounds worth of costs and disruption to everyday operations. Most cyber attacks are relatively basic and it’s easy to use Cyber Essentials to get good basic protections in place to prevent them. Cyber Essentials is designed by Government to protect your organisation from the most common Internet threats. Don’t delay: start protecting your business now.
How long does it take?
This depends on the size of your business, the complexity of your IT system and the extent to which you already have the technical controls in place. It might take anywhere from a few days or a few weeks for a small business, to several months for a large organisation.
Will it protect us against all cyber threats?
Cyber Essentials will protect you against the most common online threats. The scheme offers a basic level of protection and is a good place to start in protecting your company against cyber threats. Cyber Wise is the natural progression from Cyber Essentials to ensure you have complete protection throughout your business.
Does Cyber Essentials cover staff training?
No, it is a technical scheme. However, Cyber Wise covers staff training along with other additional elements required to ensure you are doing everything possible to protect your business.