There appears to have been a big rise in the number of organisations certifying to the Cyber Essentials standard over the last three months. Data from the four certifying bodies in August 2017 revealed that nearly 4600 organisations were certified at that stage, but this has now risen to over 5500; an increase of more than 20%. Backed by the UK Government, the Cyber Essentials standard focuses on the following five areas:
- Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways;
- Secure Configuration;
- Access Control;
- Malware Protection; and
- Patch Management.
By achieving certification, organisations can demonstrate to their customers and other stakeholders that they have achieved a basic level of cyber security. Follow the link for more information on how we can help you with all aspects of information security management.