Everyone takes security 'seriously' these days. Since the GDPR rules came into force its written on almost every website privacy policy but unfortunately many companies are failing to practice what they preach. It's easy to say that security is a business priority but putting this into practice can sometimes be a daunting prospect.

However, there is help at hand in the form of the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme. Launched in 2014, Cyber Essentials provides a clear guide for the necessary controls that all businesses should achieve to prevent common cyber attacks. 

Everyone takes security 'seriously' these days. Since the GDPR rules came into force its written on almost every website privacy policy but unfortunately many companies are failing to practice what they preach. It's easy to say that security is a business priority but putting this into practice can sometimes be a daunting prospect.

Put another way, if a business does not meet the Cyber Essentials standard, then they are putting themselves at risk from even the most basic cyber attack - so are they taking security seriously? 

Cyber Essentials covers five basic areas;

  • Use a firewall to secure your Internet connection
  • Choosing the most secure settings for your devices and software
  • Control who has access to your data and services
  • Protecting yourself from viruses and malware
  • Keep your devices and software up to date

Protech Comms has already achieved the Cyber Essentials standard and can help your business to do the same. From network infrastructure to mobile devices, Protech Comms protect businesses and reputation against growing cyber threats. Gaining the standard, not only gives you confidence in your businesses resistance to cyber attack but also demonstrates to your customers and suppliers, that you take this seriously. 

So the next time you read online that 'we take your security seriously', check if the company holds Cyber Essentials. If it doesn't then you'll know that this is only lip service.

Read more about Cyber Essentials
https://www.cyberessentials.nc...

We take your security seriously. Really?