Essential Cyber Security

Essential Cyber Security

by Tinder Corp Media, 20th September 2023

Any IT user, whether private or professional, knows that the risk of cyber-attack is now greater than ever. However, many businesses still don’t take their cyber security seriously. Even if you don’t deal directly with client data, cyber terrorists can still utilise their skills to access your private details, putting you at risk of loss of information, blackmail, theft and more.

Here at Tinder Corp we do take cyber security seriously and are working hard to ensure that all our clients have the best security measures in place, as well as spreading the word about potential threats to computer users.

Some businesses may be concerned that efficient security will be costly, but this is simply not the case, especially with the Cyber Essentials program:

Cyber Essentials is a cybersecurity certification program and framework developed by the UK government to help organisations, particularly SMEs, improve their cyber security. It provides a set of best practices and guidelines for mitigating common cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Cyber Essentials is designed to be accessible and affordable for businesses of all sizes and in all industries.

The basic Cyber Essentials package focuses on five key areas:

Firewalls: Ensuring that internet-facing devices have properly configured firewalls to protect against unauthorised access.

Secure Configuration: Ensuring that systems are configured securely and that unnecessary services and software are removed or disabled.

User Access Control: Ensuring that user accounts are appropriately controlled and managed to prevent unauthorised access.

Malware Protection: Ensuring that anti-malware software is installed and kept up to date.

Patch Management: Ensuring that software and operating systems are regularly updated to address known vulnerabilities.

Obtaining a Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates that an organisation takes cybersecurity seriously and has implemented essential security measures to protect against common cyber threats. This makes it a positive boon to any business and a reassuring benchmark for clients.

Cyberattacks represent a significant threat to businesses and individuals alike and, whilst cyber criminals are becoming ever more advanced, and there is no such thing as a 100% fail safe system, Cyber Essentials certification helps you mitigate risks associated with cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, phishing, and other forms of cybercrime.

Additionally, Cyber Essentials certification might be a requirement for certain contracts or partnerships, especially if you work with government agencies or larger organisations. Some contracts stipulate that suppliers or partners must have this certification to demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity.

Not only are you giving yourself and clients peace of mind with Cyber Essentials, but you are also putting yourself ahead of any competitors who have yet to go through the process, similarly it demonstrates your commitment to continuous professional development, and helps you gain valuable insights into basic cyber security practices.

At Tinder Corp we’re committed to the safety and protection of our clients and their assets. If you feel the same way then get in touch for a chat and see, not if, but HOW Cyber Essentials can help you.