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Got your ticket to destination cyber resilience?

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.


The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others. Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.

The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this document. The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales is not responsible for the content of external internet sites that link to this site or which are linked from it.

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