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Cyber Essentials – The Ultimate Guide for SMEs

If protecting your business from cybercrime seems to be over complicated, confusing and expensive, you might prefer to ignore the risks and hope the cyber criminals never come knocking on your door.

However, unfortunately the risk to your business is just too high to ignore. SMEs are being specifically targeted because of their lack of defences, lack of knowledge and reluctance to invest in cyber security. All this makes your business very vulnerable to an attack.

There’s no denying an attack on your business would be more than just an inconvenience. It would cause serious disruption to your business operations; systems, files and data could be paralysed. Meaning your staff can’t get on with their jobs and your customers can’t buy from you; resulting in lost revenue across days or even weeks. The other huge impact of a cyber attack is the possible long term reputation damage it could cause to your business. If staff, client or public data was lost or stolen, how would you explain this? Could people trust you again to store their data? SMEs particularly struggle with any level of customer churn and repairing reputations can take years.

Thankfully, even if your budget is tight, there are ways you can increase your defences from cybercrime and protect your business, data and reputation easily and simply.

Enter Cyber Essentials.

Cyber Essentials is a UK government information/data assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) that encourages organisations to adopt good practices surrounding data security. Cyber Essentials has been designed by the government to make it easy for you to protect your organisation against common cyber threats.

You’ve no doubt heard lots of noise about Cyber Essentials, but what you need is the facts. So here at Bluegrass Group we’ve created The Ultimate Guide to Cyber Essentials which tells you everything you need to know about this certification. It explains what it is, how to achieve it, why you need it, the benefits of having it and what to do once certification has been achieved.

Download it today and become Cyber Essentials savvy. We promise time reading this guide will be time well spent, for your business and its future.

If after reading this guide you’re ready to get certified give our cyber experts a call now on 01392 796 779 or email us at [email protected]. Or if you’d just like to speak to us about your general cyber security, don’t hesitate to get in touch.