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Tue, May 23, 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM BST
A practical way to deal with cyber security
Cyber security is now a Government priority, based on the billions of pounds that it estimates cyber crime is costing the UK economy. That’s why the Cyber Essentials Scheme has been developed by the UK Government in partnership with industry to deal with cyber security in two ways.
Firstly, it outlines all the basic ‘controls’ or actions that organisations need to address to mitigate the risks from common internet threats. Secondly, it provides an Accreditation Framework that allows organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions. This is important now, and it is going to be even more important in the future as clients, including public sector organisations, seek reassurance from suppliers that they have robust systems in place to safeguard valuable and highly confidential business data. This is already happening, with many public agencies stipulating that suppliers must be Cyber Essentials accredited.
Gaining commercial advantage over competitors
This seminar outlines just what is covered, looking at everything from firewall security to secure configuration, user access control, malware protection and ‘patch management. By achieving certification, businesses can demonstrate to their clients, peers and suppliers that their business practices meet the requirements of the Cyber Essentials standard. Just as importantly, they can gain real commercial advantage by meeting the requirements of many potential customers who are increasingly calling for suppliers to be Cyber Essentials accredited.
This workshop will be led by Alloa based company Lithium Systems who are accredited practitioners in the UK for the Government Cyber Essential Scheme. They also hold Microsoft Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency, putting them in the top 5% of Microsoft's partners worldwide.
Breakfast will be provided.