Proving to others that you’re protected

By Mark Hope, managing director, StoneHouse Logic

Cyber attacks come in many forms: your customer database can be stolen, your website could be forced offline, and how would you cope if you couldn’t access your email or business-critical data?

It’s worth thinking about, because it could happen to your organisation. Criminals aren’t just focusing their attacks on banks and large corporations. Even small businesses are falling victim, losing thousands of pounds and suffering lengthy periods of disruption.

The majority of cyber attacks exploit basic weaknesses in IT systems and software. To bolster your defences, you can tap into Cyber Essentials, an accreditation designed by the UK government which shows you how to address the basic risks and prevent the most common attacks.

There’s no cost involved in learning the Cyber Essentials basics. Get in touch and we’ll send you all the documents for free.

But applying for a Cyber Essentials certificate will provide independent assurance that you have the protections correctly in place.

As a Cyber Essentials certification body, StoneHouse Logic can guide you and your staff through the process and help you to achieve the accreditation.

And as a Microsoft Partner with Gold Level competency in the common technologies used by small and medium sized businesses we can audit, assess, recommend and implement the necessary security systems. Earning Cyber Essentials certification does more than protect your organisation against common cyber threats. It shows customers, staff and other partners that you take the issue seriously. It can even help you win tenders, especially where security certification is a prerequisite, as it is for some government contracts.