Published: 29th of October 2020 in News

Sheridan Computers is Cyber Essentials Certified

By Sam Sheridan - 29th October, 2020

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed scheme created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Its goal is to provide guidance to organisations on how to protect against cyber-security attacks and provides certifications to organisations like Sheridan Computers that follow its guidelines.

The Cyber Essentials scheme and certification is built around 5 core pillars which it sets criteria against:

  1. Secure your internet connection
  2. Secure your devices and software
  3. Control access to your data and services
  4. Protect from viruses and other malware
  5. Keep your devices and software up to date.

While these may seem basic, many organisations do not have solid practices in place around these areas, effectively leaving the front door unlocked to their systems. What's worse, while your organisation may have its security in hand, your partner organisations may not.

What difference does this make to Sheridan Computers customers?

The Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates the strength of the standard security processes that Sheridan Computers already follows, from automatic and time-sensitive device and software updates to physically and digitally securing all of their devices, they ensure their data remains safe.

Cyber Essentials certifies the strength of internal security and processes, but Sheridan Computers goes a lot further to ensure customers data and systems remain safe.

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