Which businesses need Cyber Essentials certification?
The Cyber Essentials certification scheme is a government-backed scheme to help organisations face the challenges posed by common online security threats.
Many businesses hold personal data about clients, employees, volunteers and other associated persons. UK regulations are now in force to protect the processing and storing of such data under GDPR and the Data Protection Act, 2018. Your information security protocols must include both organisational and technical measures appropriate to secure and control access to any personal data your organisation stores - this is where Cyber Essentials can help.
If you use any internet-connected devices, then you must take precautionary measures to secure such devices. These can include:
> Desktop PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Printers
> Servers for email, web or applications
> Smart devices from smart meters, refrigerators, TVs etc
For further help on understanding what is needed to undertake Cyber Essentials certification, CentriVault has a dedicated consultancy service for you to call upon for expert support.