We at Firth & Scott are proud to say that we are now listed as one of the UK’s organisations to hold a Cyber Essentials Certification. Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that aids businesses to protect against the more common cyber threats, and demonstrates a great commitment to cyber security.
What is Cyber Essentials?
Operated by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Cyber Essentials scheme is a verified self-assessment that any business can undergo. The assessment prompts you to assess your systems and controls in order to determine that your cyber security is up-to-scratch. The assessment requires you to answer questions surrounding five security controls:
- Secure Configuration
- User Access Control
- Malware Protection
- Security update management (or Patch management)
The certification gives the reassurance that you are protected from a wide variety of the most common cyber-attacks. This is highly important because vulnerabilities in your systems can make you an easy target for cyber criminals.
Cyber and Data Breach insurance
As businesses increase their technology use, the digital assets held become more valuable and more vulnerable. Having Cyber and Data Breach Insurance in place would issue your business with an extra layer of protection against growing cyber threats. Not only can it help businesses with the financial and PR repercussions; it can also provide a dedicated advice line and ongoing support.
If you want to know more about Cyber and Data Breach Insurance, please get in touch.