Cyber Essentials: Protecting Our Clients and Their Customers
Awareness of the importance of cyber security grows every day and Brick Technology are absolutely committed to providing the highest security standards to our clients and their customers. We are therefore proud to announce that we are now Cyber Essentials accredited.
The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a cyber security standard, against which organisations like Brick Technology can be certified and assessed against. It identifies the crucial security systems that the organisation must operate within its IT system in order to show that they are effectively addressing cyber security issues, mitigating risks from internet-based threats.
The scheme began with the government's launch of the "10 Steps to Cyber Security" guide, which was extremely well-received. Though many of the guidelines were successfully implemented, feedback from the cyber security industry showed that there was still plenty of concern around cyber crime. A desire to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to do business online pushed the government to create further initiatives.
The natural next step from the "10 Steps to Cyber Security" guide was to adopt an organisational standard, enabling organisations (along with their customers and partners) to have improved confidence in their ability to assess and reduce cyber risks. Together with industry, the government created new requirements for online security, which were embedded in the Cyber Essentials scheme.