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What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a UK government backed scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that encourages organisations to adopt good practice in information security.
It was developed in collaboration with industry partners, including the Information Security Forum (ISF), the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium (IASME) and the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Why is it a big deal?
Many organisations from colleges and hospitals to private companies are becoming certified. Doing so helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats, meet your GDPR requirements and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.
How can I get Cyber Essentials certified?
Cyber Essentials specify the requirements under five technical control themes:
- Secure configuration
- User access control
- Malware protection
- Patch management
To become certified, you must ensure that your organisation meets all the above requirements as a minimum.
How can F-Secure be our Cyber Essentials partner?
F-Secure is the largest cyber security services company in Europe and provide solutions that meet all Cyber Essentials requirements. Our cloud and on-site endpoint security solutions – which protect your computers, mobiles and servers – give you everything you need.
Ready to get certified?
For advice and to start your own journey to certification, get in touch with us for an initial conversation. For more details on the certification process, read our case study for South Lanarkshire College.Download case study
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