Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Computer specialist says Cyber Essentials update should sound a warning

Changes to the Governments Cyber Essentials scheme have been welcomed as a warning to beef up computer security.

Kevin Else, Lincoln-based Cyber Security Partnership’s Consulting Director, says that while the original CE scheme helped provide guidance on basic cyber hygiene and a first step for many large and small organisations, it didn’t implement the security culture core to any improvement in a company’s cyber security. “Nor did it give an easy roadmap to implement higher level security if required,” he added.

CSP are monitoring the changes, to be announced in April 2020 and will keep all existing CE clients updated. All current CE certifications are still valid until their renewal dates.​

CSP agree with NCSC, that basic cyber hygiene is the key to dealing with the majority of opportunistic cyber attacks, and that independent validation of an organisations security controls which protect itself and information it holds is a differentiator that should be recognised.​

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £33.60 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.

Latest news

Related news

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.