Silverbear is proud to have successfully renewed its Cyber Essential certification for 2021 - 2022.
Cyber Essentials is designed to certify the key controls organisations should have in place to mitigate risks from common cyber threats. Cyber security can be highly complex and requires careful coordination of people, processes, systems, networks, and technology.
Backed by the UK Government, the Cyber Essentials scheme isn’t mandatory for all organisations, but is highly recommended for any businesses working in data management or information security. It is a great starting point for organisations looking to tackle the threat of cyber-crime and data breaches.
Organisations looking to achieve effective cyber security need to consider a number of operational processes including:
• their risk management regime;
• having a secure configuration environment;
• stringent policies for home and mobile working;
• high-quality incident management;
• malware prevention;
• robust processes for managing user privileges;
• continual systems monitoring;
• network security;
• removable media control; and
• user education and awareness.
From 1st April 2020, Cyber Essentials certificates expire after 12 months, further extending the need for organisations to regularly review their standards.
Georgie Howard, Silverbear’s Head of Support and Operations commented: “I’m very proud of the work our operations team has undertaken to ensure we have quickly and smoothly renewed our Cyber Essentials certification. Data and information security are more important than ever, and it’s vital for suppliers like Silverbear to demonstrate leadership and best practise to others in our sector.”