Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your firm, whatever its size, against a range of the most common cyber-attacks. Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.
Cyber essentials focusses upon five technical controls which were identified by the government as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of the successful cyber-attacks over the last few years.
These technical controls are:
As a minimum, all firms should understand and act on the five technical controls listed above. Given that firms in the legal sector control sensitive personal information it is recommended that accreditation is achieved.
There is a self-assessment option available which is simple and costs around £300. Firms can opt to buy in assistance to achieve accreditation if they need it.
Cyber Essentials Plus covers the same areas but verification of your cyber security is undertaken independently by a Certification Body.
We provide further information about Cyber Essentials in our GDPR training course packs which may be downloaded from our Resources page.
DG Legal can provide expert advice & assistance in helping firms become accredited at the standard or advanced level. Consultancy and assessment together cost around £1500.