Cyber essentials plus

Demonstrating security measures is a useful marketing tool

November 15, 2018

Stand out as the supplier of choice by demonstrating the cyber security measures you have in place. Make it easy to find the level of security measures in place and enable your organisation to stand out from the competition. Cyber security compliance then becomes another marketing tool rather than another task. Displaying the level of security measures…

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Cyber security: shouldn’t be news – user access should be controlled

September 21, 2018

Access to data and files should be restricted to only give enough access to files, software and settings to enable staff to perform their role. Access control is one of the basic controls for the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme. Cyber Essentials is a great first steps organisations should be implementing to start their cyber…

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Cyber Security: – shouldn’t be news – servers need regular patching

September 13, 2018

You should patch your server at least every thirty days…not only to achieve your Cyber Essentials Plus requirement once a year The benefits of the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme as a first step to cyber security for your business are shared by the National Cyber Security Centre, The Information Commissioners Office and Devon and Cornwall…

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Minimum level of cyber security yet to be achieved by SW’s largest businesses

April 15, 2018

Government’s minimum level of cyber security accreditation is yet to be achieved by bulk of South West’s large businesses Securious have carried out new research which has revealed that fewer than 5% of the region’s largest businesses have achieved Cyber Essentials, the minimum level of cyber security compliance set out by the Government. Cyber Essentials…

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Responsibility for cyber security can not be outsourced, the board needs to take control.

September 28, 2016

Directors believe there should be tougher punishments for inadequate cyber security. The majority of decision makers, however, are unaware of the Cyber Essentials scheme. The board needs to take control and ‘own’ their cyber security. An article in the Telegraph recently reported that the majority of directors believe that companies should face more severe punishments…

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Exeter businesses join forces over innovative cyber security scheme

May 27, 2016

Exeter based Custodian Solutions has become the first brand protection company certified to use Cyber Essentials Plus. Exeter based Custodian Solutions has become the first brand protection company certified to use Cyber Essentials Plus, a Government backed scheme to help businesses protect themselves against cyber threats. Custodian Solutions works with multi-national brands and investigators to help…

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Should the ICO allow auto-renewal of registration without declaration?

March 16, 2016

The Information Commissioner’s Office ( ICO ) website is a great resource but we wonder if the ICO could reinforce the responsibilities of data controllers more effectively when registration is renewed every year. It is surprising that this process is simply an email informing you that your annual renewal has come round, and that this will automatically be renewed…

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Cyber security experts ‘charge £10,000 a day to protect UK’s top firms’

December 9, 2015

The Guardian reported that UK firms were paying Cyber Security experts £10,000 a day to protect them against cyber threats and sophisticated hackers.  This was according to a survey by recruiter Manpower who have seen a four fold rise over the last year in requests from employers for cyber security experts. In reality , however,…

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