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What is Cyber Essentials and why you need it


In the modern age of digitalization, businesses rely heavily on technology to manage their operations and communicate with their customers. However, the widespread use of technology also makes companies vulnerable to cyber-attacks. That's why it's crucial for businesses to take steps to protect themselves and their customers from cyber threats. One way to do this is by obtaining a Cyber Essentials certification.

What is Cyber Essentials?


Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against cyber-attacks. It provides a set of basic technical controls that organizations can implement to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. By achieving Cyber Essentials certification, businesses can demonstrate that they have taken steps to secure their IT infrastructure, and reduce the risk of a cyber-attack.

Benefits of Cyber Essentials certification:


1. Builds trust with customers:

Customers are becoming increasingly aware of the risks of cyber-attacks and are more likely to do business with companies that can demonstrate that they take cyber-security seriously. By obtaining a Cyber Essentials certification, businesses can build trust with their customers by showing that they have taken steps to protect their data and IT infrastructure.


2. Helps comply with legal requirements:

With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, businesses must ensure that they have appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to protect personal data. Achieving Cyber Essentials certification helps businesses comply with the GDPR and other legal requirements.


3. Helps with insurance coverage:

Some insurance companies now require businesses to have Cyber Essentials certification to be eligible for coverage. By obtaining Cyber Essentials certification, businesses can demonstrate to their insurance providers that they have taken steps to secure their IT infrastructure and reduce the risk of a cyber-attack.


4. Reduces the risk of a cyber-attack:

By implementing the technical controls required for Cyber Essentials certification, businesses can reduce the risk of a cyber-attack. This, in turn, can reduce the risk of ransomware, reputational damage, downtime on your IT systems.


Gaining your businesses Cyber Essentials qualification can be a minefield, however the team at 2 Moons Computing can help guide you through this process. Call us today to discuss further.

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