Bucket and spade? Check. Family-sized tent? Check. Bear Grylls mindset? Check. These are just some of the things holidaymakers and happy campers will be remembering to pack for their Welsh getaways. How about you as a business owner? What must-haves do you need to make this summer season a success? Five-star reviews? Bookings for next year being made on the spot?
Whatever is on your list, Cyber Essentials is what you really can’t do without and not just at peak times but 365 days a year. If you’re not sure what that is then you’re in the right place!
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a government-backed initiative that supports business owners and leaders to protect their organisations in an easy yet highly effective way. Cybercrimes take on a variety of guises – you may be familiar with the terms phishing, ransomware and social engineering – but a lot of successful security breaches are conducted on a basic level and often by relatively inexperienced hackers.
Things you can do right now to keep criminal noses out of your business:
Secure your internet connection with a firewall
Opt the for the most secure settings for devices and software
Be super strict with who can access your data and services
Make sure you have software to protect against viruses and other malware
Regularly check for and install updates on all devices and software
The WCRC works closely with a world-class team of Trusted Partners that are IASME-approved Cyber Essentials certification bodies which in short means they have a wealth of invaluable knowledge to help businesses like yours adopt safeguarding measures against common and preventable cyber-attacks. See who our partners are:
We appreciate that running a business is quite the journey. Think of the WCRC as the portable fan by by your side to keep you cool, calm and collected when the cyber resilience heat is on high. If you’d like to request Cyber Essentials guidance from our Trusted Partners, please get in touch.