Cyber security is a vital aspect of any organisation’s operations, especially in today’s digital age. However, many small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) may lack the resources, expertise or time to implement effective cyber security measures. That’s why we’re now a Cyber Advisor Assured Provider.
What is a Cyber Advisor Assured Provider?
A Cyber Advisor Assured Provider is an organisation that has met the standards of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the UK’s authority on cyber security. A Cyber Advisor Assured Provider can offer cyber security advice and support to SMEs based on the technical controls of Cyber Essentials, a scheme that helps organisations protect themselves from common cyber-attacks. To become an assured provider, an organisation needs to employ at least one qualified cyber advisor who has passed an independent assessment by the Cyber Scheme. The organisation also needs to register with IASME, the scheme delivery partner of the NCSC .
What are the benefits of working with a Cyber Advisor Assured Provider?
Some of the benefits of working with a Cyber Advisor Assured Provider are:
You can have confidence that they have met the NCSC standard and can offer reliable and cost-effective cyber security advice and support.
You can get practical, hands-on help to implement the technical controls of Cyber Essentials, a scheme that helps you protect yourself from common cyber-attacks .
You can benefit from tailored advice that meets your organisation’s particular needs and budget .
You can improve your cyber security measures and reduce the likelihood of disruption caused by cyber incidents.
So… What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a scheme that helps organisations of any size to protect themselves from common cyber-attacks. It covers five essential technical controls that can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks:
Secure your Internet connection
Secure your devices and software
Control access to your data and services
Protect yourself from viruses and other malware
Keep your devices and software up to date
By implementing these controls, you can demonstrate your commitment to cyber security and gain a competitive advantage. The Cyber Essentials certification can help you win new business, comply with regulations and access government contracts.
How can you get started?
If you are interested in working with a Cyber Advisor Assured Provider, such as Method IT, and getting certified with Cyber Essentials, you can find more information in our detailed, free eBook. We can advise on what needs to be done technically in order to ensure you meet the standards of Cyber Essentials. Once you’ve made your decision, or simply need more information about the certification, you can contact us.
Cyber security is not only a technical issue, but also a business issue. By working with a Cyber Advisor Assured Provider and getting certified with Cyber Essentials, you can enhance your reputation, increase your efficiency and protect your assets. Don’t wait until it’s too late - take action today and secure the future of your business.