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Bulldog IT – Cyber Security

Bulldog IT – Cyber Security

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a certification scheme backed by the Government to reduce cyber vulnerability throughout the supply chain. When implemented correctly, the security controls outlined should prevent 80% of cyber-attacks. Launched in 2014 by the National Cyber Security Centre, the Cyber Essentials scheme highlights the five basic cyber security controls that all businesses should be implementing:

  • Secure connections to the internet
  • Controlled access to devices and data
  • Protection from viruses and other malware
  • Management of software patches and updates
  • Secure devices and configurations

Being certified is a great first step in being GDPR prepared. Cyber Essentials Certification is evidence that you have carried out the appropriate steps to protect your business and your data.

Benefits of Cyber Essentials Certification

Increased credibility and reputation
Achieving Cyber Essentials Certification shows your commitment to protecting your own data and that of your customers and clients. The certification increases the reputation of your business and shows your organisation is taking preventative actions to reduce the threat from cyber-attacks.
Win government contracts and open business opportunities
If your organisation is looking to bid for government contracts you will need to be Cyber Essentials certified. New business opportunities are opened as it demonstrates to business partners and new clients that you are working in a safe and secure digital environment.
Eligible for free cyber insurance cover
Showing that your organisation is compliant with the scheme means that you could be eligible for free cyber insurance cover.

How does Cyber Essentials help with being GDPR ready?

To be GDPR ready you will need more than the Cyber Essentials basic technical controls. Additional topics to cover include, training staff, assessing business risks, dealing with incidents, and handling operational issues. As part of our consultancy service Cheeky Munkey will locate any non-compliant areas and assist in resolving this before the formal assessment.

We also recommend that following this, your organisation acquires specialist legal advice on the GDPR as on any other data protection issue, as all advice from Bulldog IT on GDPR is not legal advice, so it should not be treated as such.

Why choose Bulldog IT?

  • Commitment to understanding your business – we will take adequate time to understand your business, operations, and process to accurately scope your Cyber Essentials assessment.
  • Clear communication – our mission is to simplify security. We will communicate to you in a clear and jargon-free way.
  • Dedicated engineer – we know that you’ll have a lot of questions throughout this accreditation process, so you’ll have direct phone and email contact with your own go-to person.

Want to find out more about what Bulldog IT's security team can do for you? Get in touch with us today.

Popular IT Security Questions

Can you tell us exactly what IT we have across our company, globally if needs be?

Absolutely. Without knowing exactly what you have across your desktops, servers, networks and applications etc, how often you use it, its security vulnerabilities etc? Without asking these fundamental questions, how are you ever going to secure an environment you don't know fully about. Security 101

We have some 'IT stuff' in the cloud and some not. Can you help us identify any security vulnerabilities we might have?

Want to move away from your old cumbersome desktop / laptop and all the management / support that goes with that device. Want a clean, secure, updated, consistent desktop, for you and your staff? Helping you move on and keep up to date with IT allowing your staff to spend more time 'working' rather than dealing with IT issues!

How secure are our desktops, networks, applications, connectivity? Find our security issues please!

Cloud / Cyber security should be at the forefront of any business processes. Lose you connectivity, data, files, apps, company account info and your business could be in serious trouble, not just with its ability to function, but also from the Law. We can help you secure your networks, lockdown your desktops, secure your email systems and educate staff about IT security.

Bulldog IT's CIO consultancy group - common requests

We need a temporary CIO / IT director to come in. Once or twice a month. Sit with the SMT and understand our business drivers. Then translate that into an IT strategy that we, as non technical people can understand and we can then implement.
Our current IT supplier is great, we don't want to change them, we just need someone to sanity check the advice they are giving us. Their solutions seem quite expensive and we want to ensure that we are getting the best value for our money and not investing in systems or solutions that will not be fit for purpose as we grow.

We have a CIO consultancy group set-up for just these types of requests.

Reach out to us today for a consultation