The NEBRC have created a video about the Cyber Essentials standard and to emphasise the importance of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Insurance.
Who is featured? In the video, each of the NEBRC’s Trusted Partners of the NEBRC are asked questions centred around Cyber Essentials.
The Trusted Partners featured in the video include:
- Stewart Hogg from Waterstons
- Morton Bell from TecSec (us)
- Rick Jones from DigitalXRAID
- Marcus Dempsey from Infosec
- And Lucy Sharp from ECSC
Caption: Video clip of our Managing Director, Morton Bell, answering two questions about Cyber Essentials and what businesses it is applicable for.
When asked about his decision to become a Trusted Partner of the NEBRC and taking part in the video, Morton said:
“ When we were asked if TecSec as a Certification Body for Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials PLUS and IASME would be interested in becoming one of the first Trusted Partners of the NEBRC, we were naturally very pleased to have been recognised as one of the most qualified companies in the region to deliver secure IT and Risk services to businesses, and were keen to learn more.
Following conversations with the NEBRC concerning the video and how businesses in the area would be encouraged to seek advice and support on becoming Cyber Essentials certified, we jumped on board and we are very excited to be part of the project.
A few years back we made the decision to supply IT support to our clients that met or exceeded the requirements of Cyber Essentials, as a minimum. As part of this decision, we have encouraged and helped our clients in achieving the standards of IASME Gold, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS.”
Q. What sorts of businesses are taking Cyber Essentials and how do you put it in place?
Well, the first thing I would say is that Cyber Essentials is not a difficult standard to achieve but it is very, very effective.
We’ve assessed businesses through from the one-man bands up to PLC’s and everything in between. What I would say, is that the standard is equally applicable whether you are a one-man-band or a PLC.
Not only that, but it also doesn’t fit one particular sector, we’ve worked again worked with people from manufacturing through to IT support and it is has been as applicable for all of those companies.
Q. Do you need to have your own IT support in place? Do you need to have cyber security staff? And how involved is it?
The answer to both of these questions is no you don’t have to have your own IT support, outsourced IT support or even cyber security staff.
The most important, and the most critical thing I would say, is that you have to be committed to the security of your company and making sure that you have put in place what you feel will protect your business.
Cyber Essentials will do that for you.
If you don’t commit to Cyber Essentials, then you aren’t going to achieve it and you’re also not going to be protecting your business.
So, what are the things you need to have in place if it’s not IT?
Well, there is IT of course, but it’s just good basic practice.
There are a bunch of questions that you’ll get to go through and see before you even commit to it. If it’s of interest, if it’s something you want to do but you’re not sure about it, then please do contact any one of the Trusted Partners, ourselves or one of our colleagues.
We’d be delighted to help you, it’s what we are here for and we will do everything we can, but you really can do this!