Metafour has achieved Cyber Essentials re-certification for 2023
We understand that security, speed and reliability are of utmost importance to your business. Our ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials recertifications demonstrate that your data security is our priority.
What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security is, at its most simple, a series of processes and strategies put in place to protect a business’s critical systems and sensitive information against cyber-attacks and data breaches, i.e. cyber threats.
What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves.
Organisations that are looking to bolster their information security practices are often advised to certify to Cyber Essentials – and for good reason. The UK government scheme outlines five controls that cover the core data protection components.
Its controls are:
- Firewalls, which create a buffer zone between the organisation’s IT network and other external networks. This helps the organisation analyse incoming traffic and block anything malicious.
- Software updates, which ensure that patches are applied promptly. This helps them address vulnerabilities that cyber criminals could exploit.
- Anti-malware software, which identifies malicious programs on your systems.
- Access controls, which ensure that only authorised users can access sensitive information and applications.
- Secure configuration, which helps administrators select appropriate settings for devices and software.
Developed and operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is considered the best first step to a more secure network, protecting yoursel, and your customers, from 80% of the most basic cyber security breaches.
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