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Cyber Essentials Mentoring Services

In today’s digital age, cyber threats have become a significant concern for businesses of all sizes. Cybercriminals are constantly looking for vulnerabilities in computer networks and software to steal data, commit fraud, or cause harm. In response to this growing threat, the UK government has created a cybersecurity standard called Cyber Essentials. In this article, we’ll explore what Cyber Essentials is, why it’s important, and how Fox Technologies can help businesses obtain it.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a cybersecurity certification scheme developed by the UK government to help businesses of all sizes protect themselves against common cyber threats. The scheme provides a set of basic cybersecurity controls that businesses can implement to reduce their risk of cyber attack. The controls are based on five key areas of cybersecurity:

  1. Secure configuration
  2. Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  3. Access control and administrative privilege management
  4. Patch management
  5. Malware protection

By implementing these controls, businesses can protect themselves against a wide range of common cyber threats, such as phishing attacks, malware infections, and ransomware attacks.

Why is Cyber Essentials important?

Obtaining Cyber Essentials certification is important for several reasons:

  1. It helps businesses protect themselves against cyber threats: Cyber Essentials provides a basic level of cybersecurity protection that all businesses should have in place. By obtaining certification, businesses can demonstrate to their customers, partners, and investors that they take cybersecurity seriously.
  2. It is a requirement for some government contracts: Many government contracts now require suppliers to have Cyber Essentials certification. By obtaining certification, businesses can increase their chances of winning government contracts.
  3. It can reduce insurance premiums: Some insurance companies offer lower premiums to businesses that have Cyber Essentials certification. This is because the certification demonstrates that the business has taken steps to reduce its risk of cyber attack.
  4. It can improve reputation: Cybersecurity is a growing concern for customers, and businesses that can demonstrate that they take cybersecurity seriously are likely to have a better reputation than those that don’t.

How can Fox Technologies help businesses obtain Cyber Essentials certification?

Obtaining Cyber Essentials certification can be a complex process, especially for businesses that are new to cybersecurity. Fox Technologies offers a Cyber Essentials hand-holding service that can guide businesses through the process and help them obtain certification.

The Fox Technologies Cyber Essentials service includes:

  1. Online submission: Fox Technologies can help businesses complete and submit the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questionnaire online.
  2. Supply of hardware and software: Fox Technologies can supply businesses with the hardware and software they need to implement the required cybersecurity controls. This includes firewalls, antivirus software, and intrusion detection systems.
  3. Policies and forms: Fox Technologies can provide businesses with the policies and forms they need to document their cybersecurity controls and processes.
  4. System implementation: Fox Technologies can help businesses implement the required cybersecurity controls and processes.

By using the Fox Technologies Cyber Essentials service, businesses can save time and reduce the complexity of obtaining certification. The service is designed to be flexible and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each business.

Cyber Essentials certification is an important step for businesses of all sizes to protect themselves against common cyber threats. By implementing the basic cybersecurity controls outlined in the certification scheme, businesses can reduce their risk of cyber attack and demonstrate to their customers, partners, and investors that they take cybersecurity seriously. Fox Technologies offers a Cyber Essentials hand-holding service that can guide businesses through the process and help them obtain certification. With the help of Fox Technologies, businesses can save time and reduce the complexity of obtaining Cyber Essentials certification, and focus on running their business with confidence in their cybersecurity posture.

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