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Is having Cyber Essentials accrediation enough to protect my business?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against common online threats.
However, like any other security framework, there are challenges and potential pitfalls:

Incomplete Implementation: Merely having the certification doesn’t mean you’re fully protected. If the recommendations aren’t implemented thoroughly or consistently, vulnerabilities can remain.

False Sense of Security: Some organisations might become complacent after achieving certification, thinking they are immune to all cyber threats. This can lead to a neglect of advanced threats beyond the scope of Cyber Essentials.

Outdated Practices: Cyber threats evolve continuously. If organisations only rely on the baseline measures and don’t regularly update their practices, they can become vulnerable to new types of attacks.

Human Error: Even with all the technical controls in place, human error remains a significant risk. Employees need regular training and awareness sessions to keep them informed about the latest threats.

Not a One-Size-Fits-All: Cyber Essentials might not be comprehensive enough for businesses with more complex IT environments or those facing advanced threat actors. Such organisations might need more advanced certifications or bespoke security measures.

We are a Cyber Essentials accredited partner. For more information contact us on 01444 871200 or email hello@abcom.co.uk