Cyber Essentials Scheme
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a government certification that aims to strengthen security controls that will help organisations mitigate the risk to their IT systems from internet-based threats. This certification enables your company to bid for government contracts where sensitive and personal information is being handled.
The cyber security health check is a Free online service the KITC provides to local business. The information provided will allow us to help you get your business to the next level of cyber security and test your preparedness to become Cyber Essentials certified.
The KITC can provide your business with a tailored made report and personalized feedback that results from filling out the KITC cyber health check. The KITC will advise you on how to minimise your business’s online security risk and will walk you through any relevant security topics. To arrange this follow up meeting please fill out our cyber security health check quiz and book a consultation by clicking the button below.
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Computers and network devices cannot be considered secure upon default installation. A standard, ‘out-of-the-box’ configuration can often include an administrative account with a pre-set default password which is publicly known, one or more unnecessary user accounts enabled and pre-installed but unnecessary applications, often called bloatware.
Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways
Information, applications and computers within the organisation’s internal networks should be protected against unauthorised access and disclosure from the internet, using boundary firewalls, internet gateways or equivalent network devices. Advice and guidance on adopting good cyber security practices.
User accounts, particularly those with special access privileges (e.g. administrative accounts) should be assigned only to authorised individuals, managed effectively and provide the minimum level of access to applications, computers and networks.
Patch management is a strategy for managing patches or upgrades for software applications and technologies. A patch management plan can help a business or organization handle these changes efficiently.
Produce policies that directly address the business processes (such as email, web browsing, removable media and personally owned devices) that are vulnerable to malware. Scan for malware across your organisation and protect all host and client machines with antivirus solutions that will actively scan for malware. All information supplied to or from your organisation should be scanned for malicious content.