The UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme assists businesses in protecting themselves from cyber-attacks, breaches, and other threats.
Once certified, the scheme provides businesses with additional benefits that can help them gain new business or even be recognised for awards, which can improve your overall reputation.
However, there is more than one benefit for a business when applying for the scheme.
Benefits of Cyber Essentials
The scheme’s primary benefit is that it protects businesses. Cyber Essentials safeguards against about 98% of cyber-attacks and harmful malware, providing you peace of mind that your staff are working safely and securely.
With 3 out of 4 organizations fell victim to a ransomware attack, up 61% from 2020, we definitely recommend being cyber secure.
Cyber Essentials (or Cyber Essentials Plus) accreditation is a requirement for financing in several sectors of the NHS and school system.
Being Cyber Essentials certified offers you access to UK government tenders by demonstrating that you care about privacy in your organisation and are a trustworthy business.
Customers will almost always want to know what security accreditation you have before making a purchase.
Knowing that you take security seriously and implement strong cyber standards in your workplace and with data gives them confidence in you and your company.
It demonstrates to future partners too, that you are implementing the optimal cyber security practises and have finished the scheme established by the UK Government.
Attracts New Business
The Cyber Essentials certification shows that you are a reliable business that values security and data protection.
With cybersecurity being such a popular topic, distinguishing out from the crowd and demonstrating your expertise makes you very appealing to potential consumers and organisations.
How can we help?
System Force I.T. can help your company in achieving Cyber Essentials and/or Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation by prioritising security in your business.
System Force IT provides 24/7 IT support and engineering help with all our services. Our IT infrastructure management team are responsible for the backbone of your business. Monitoring and maintaining both physical and virtual services in real-time.