Amersham-based brokerage Luker Rowe has announced the completion of its accreditation in Cyber Essentials, a scheme supported by the UK government and the industry to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats.
“Cyber security is an increasing threat to businesses but many do nothing about it due to ignorance. It is no longer a case of if your business is subjected to a cyber attach but when,” Luker Rowe said in a statement.
“Businesses need to learn more about potential threats, identify where you are vulnerable and what you can do to improve your security,” it added.
Fully launched in June 2014, the Cyber Essentials scheme was developed by the government and the industry to accomplish two functions.
First, it identifies the basic technical security controls that all organisations must have in place within their systems to mitigate the risk from common threats coming from the internet.
Secondly, the scheme offers a mechanism for organisations to show to their customers, investors and insurers and others that they have taken necessary precautions against cyber threats.
Cyber Essentials is for organisations of all sizes and in all sectors. It is also applicable to universities, charities, and public sector organisations.
The scheme is mandatory for central government contracts that involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services.