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IASME and British Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Cyber Essentials Partnership

21 October 2022Consultancy, Cyber Essentials

IASME and the British Chamber of Commerce, announced the “Chamber Cyber Essentials” partnership at the end of September 2022.

This partnership was created to ensure members of a participating Accredited Chamber of Commerce will be eligible for discount on the fee for Cyber Essentials Certification.

In addition to this discount, there will be free support including:

  • Training
  • Free Cyber Security Guidance
  • Cyber Essentials Readiness Toolkit.

What does Cyber Essentials cover?

Cyber Essentials covers 5 technical controls which include:

  • Firewalls
  • Secure Configuration
  • User Access Control
  • Malware Protection
  • Security Update Management

What is Cyber Essentials / What is Cyber Essentials Plus?

The Cyber Essentials Certification scheme was developed by the National Cyber Security Council to encourage businesses to implement and manage five technical controls designed to ensure maximum protection for your business against the most common internet-based-threats.

Cyber-attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature and carried out by relatively unskilled individuals or actors. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Cyber Essentials is designed to prevent such attacks occurring to your business.

Cyber Essentials is available in two levels of Certification:

Cyber Essentials

The self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.

Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those and prevent the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out.

If you’d like to know more about the partnership and how Fourtify can support your business, get in touch with the team today: