Excalibur awarded with Cyber Essentials Certificate
On the 23rd January, Excalibur were officially awarded with the Certificate of Assurance by Cyber Essentials. This latest accreditation further demonstrates our commitment to cyber security and the ability to keep our company and customers safe from potentially harmful cyber attacks.
In 2017, millions of businesses globally were affected by cyber attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Badrabbit which resulted in huge losses of data and financial resources. With 2017 being such a big year for data breaches, Excalibur are ensuring that all effort is being taken to keep it’s practices are up to date and help minimise any potential risk of a cyber breach to our customers in 2018.
What is the accreditation about?
Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. The scheme is available at two levels:
- Cyber Essentials – an independently verified self assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.
- Cyber Essentials PLUS – a higher level of assurance. A qualified and independent assessor examines the same five controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.
The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.
To read more about the accreditation: www.cyberstreetwise.comcyberessentials
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