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Cyber Essentials vs Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials involves self-assessment where the business or applicant must be able to answer the questions that give evidence of implementing the five technical controls. The Plus version includes the five technical controls and an additional security audit by an assessor.
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Cyber Essentials include an assessment of your firewall and internet gateways. This is crucial because a well-configured firewall can deter beaches before they penetrate your network, while an internet gateway can block threats before they affect your website.
Checking your system setup and configuration is part of the certification process. The check will ensure that you remove unused software and services and default passwords from your system to reduce the number of vulnerabilities.
Your system should be restricted and accessible to trusted users, with each having a username and a secure password to enable them to log in. Use an administrator account only when installing trusted and known software. Also, passwords and other access should be deleted immediately after a staff member leaves your organisation.
Your system needs protection from malware that is designed to destroy it. Cyber Essentials ensure that you have antivirus products and keep them up-to-date to detect and prevent threats.
You must maintain your computer and software and fix any security vulnerabilities to ensure it runs smoothly. Software like antivirus and anti-malware need constant updates to provide adequate protection, so you should regularly check for updates.
Note that if you choose to complete the Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a failure in one component will lead to a failure in all. Here are tips to assist you in preparing for your Cyber Essentials assessment.
Ensure anti-malware is installed on all your computer devices and regularly updated. It will guarantee protection against malicious software.
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