QEC Certification are delighted to announce we can now offer the Cyber Essentials Scheme.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that has been developed as part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. The objective is to encourage businesses of any size to take steps towards protecting themselves from the growing threat of cyber-crime.
Adopting Cyber Essentials is likely to be an essential requirement to gain business in many sectors in the future. From the 1st October 2014, the government made it mandatory for their suppliers who handle personal data to be Cyber Essentials certified.
It is believed that implementing the required controls could safeguard companies from up to 80% of the common threats from the internet.
The key areas include secure configuration of firewalls and other devices capable of connecting to the internet, user access control, use of anti-virus software and the need to keep operating systems and programs up to date.
Organisations will need to recertify once a year, or more frequently as necessary to meet specific procurement or customer requirements.
For further information or a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01933 383261 or email email@example.com
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