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Protect Your Business Against Cyber Threats With Cyber Essentials

Compliance 03/19/2020 - 11:11 by Swathi Raju

Secure Your Company Against Cyberthreats

Cybersecurity threats always put a business at risk. IT systems are the core of most enterprises – be it an email system for a local business owner or sophisticated systems managing millions of transactions in your bank.

The increasing reliance of many companies on IT systems provides bigger opportunities for each of them. Increased risk comes with increased opportunity. The systems that are operated daily to perform our jobs are very vital targets for cybercriminals.

Nowadays, the risk of deliberate cyber-attacks on businesses is higher than ever before, and it is a lawful duty to protect your organization and the data you hold.

One may wonder if cybercriminals have a secret hideout to carry out cyber-attacks. Not necessarily though, cyber-attacks can be executed from a coffee place or a restaurant or even from a living room depending on the hacker’s mindset. Age isn’t a factor for an individual to become a hacker. There are multiple news across the globe that involve a teenager performing hacks from anywhere and anytime. Therefore, be it state-sponsored hacking groups or teens, your cyber security could be prone.

Protecting you & your business from Cyber risks

We provide cybersecurity services to businesses or firms to mitigate cyber risks. We understand our clients by working alongside them to know how they use their IT services and assess the cyber risks to their businesses and customers.

Using the recent cloud-based technologies, Teceze helps make your business more efficient, productive, and cost-effective. Our technologies and expertise join hands in keeping your business safe. We offer consulting services to assist organizations in achieving Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. Teceze consulting services help organizations not only meet the basic requirements of the Cyber Essentials scheme but exceed them with expert advice from our cyber security professionals. We work closely with you and your team to assist in helping you achieve certification, also provide expert advice, and provide support as to how you can safeguard your business’ data. This involves your system reviewing, software, IT infrastructure and IT management, and IT policies.

Cyber Essentials offers enterprises/businesses a baseline level of assurance for the protection of their cybersecurity. It is a mandatory requirement for firms who are willing to work with public sector firms. Cyber Essentials Plus offers an advanced level of assurance which includes external testing of your company’s approach to cybersecurity.

What are Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a Government-supported and industry-backed scheme to help businesses protect and prevent themselves from Cyber Threats. The chances for cybercriminals and hackers to commit fraud or theft, industrial espionage, and steal intellectual property are rapidly increasing due to businesses relying solely on evolving digital technologies.

Cyber Essentials defines a set of 5 key security controls – which if properly implemented then will protect businesses of any size from cyberattacks.

Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials offers 2 levels of certification; They are

Level 1: Cyber Essentials

This is a basic level of certification. It is provided based on completing a self-assessment questionnaire that is verified by Teceze.

Level 2: Essentials Plus

This is an advanced level of Cyber Essentials. The companies will be working closely with us to assess the 5 key controls in practice with phishing attacks and hacking.

Why consider Cyber Essentials?

To prevent attacks, that utilize the software and techniques which are freely available on the internet nowadays, by implementing the Cyber Essentials 5 controls.

Identifying the areas for improvement, even if your company has a good track record of security, by taking the internal assessment.

Obtaining the Cyber Essentials badge and accreditation is an indication that you and your organization take cybersecurity very seriously by abiding by Government standards.

What are the Cyber Essentials 5 key controls?

  1. Boundary Firewalls and Gateways

Use devices designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from private networks.

  1. Secure Configuration

Ensure that systems are configured in the most secure way for the needs of the organization.

  1. Access Control

Ensure only those who should have access to systems are provided access at an appropriate level.

  1. Malware Protection

Protection Ensure that virus and malware protection is installed and up to date.

  1. Patch Management

Ensure the latest, supported version of applications is used and all patches and updates are applied.

The only way to protect what you’ve worked hard to build is to be vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity. If you’d like to know more about how your business can benefit from managed services, just give us a call, we are here to help.

Cybersecurity threats always put a business at risk. Protect your business against cyber threats with Cyber Essentials - Teceze