As you may already be aware, the Government is encouraging all businesses to become Cyber Essentials certified as part of their IT and data best practice under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Cyber Essentials certifies that you have done everything possible to protect your organisation and your data from cyber attack. This is important for your own business security and reassuring for your customers.
As an Orchard Facilities Management customer you qualify for our Fully Managed Cyber Essentials Package which provides even the most complex organisations with all the help they need to achieve certification.
Why Use Orchard?
As your IT partner we already have a deep understanding of your IT and data systems. We can provide the accreditation agency with the detailed technical information they need to approve your Cyber Essentials status.
It is possible to go through the process independently but the specific information that needs to be supplied to the accreditation body is significant and the time involved can be onerous, particularly for large companies or businesses with multiple sites.
We can handle the entire process on your behalf and ensure your certification process runs smoothly and is completed quickly. As you would expect, we are Cyber Essentials certified ourselves.
The benefits of Cyber Essential Certification
Cyber Essentials covers the key threats to cyber security including hacking, phishing and hostile attempts to log in to your systems.
It has huge benefits for businesses of all sizes, including public and private organisations and charities. Being part of the scheme will help to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored on all devices in your organisation which connect via the internet including desktops and laptops, smartphones and tablets and servers.
As well as protecting your own business from the threat of cyber attack, certification reassures your customers that you value their data and take a proactive approach to cyber security.
Once certified you will be listed on the Cyber Essentials directory which is public and searchable. Certain organisations will make it a tendering requirement for suppliers to have Cyber Essentials certification in place.
Find out more
Our Fully Managed Cyber Essentials Package means we will take care of the entire process on your behalf, complete all necessary paperwork and take your organisation right through to certification. We will discuss with you the two levels of certification available and help you decide which one is most appropriate for your business.
Call our IT team on 0 1422 880 180 to find out more.