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Cyber Essentials: 5 Controls to Shield Your Business

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Dive deep into the core of the Cyber Essentials scheme with Stygian Cyber Security. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the five key controls that fortify your business against cyber threats.

Helping You Navigate Your Digital Terrain Safely.

In the face of escalating cyber threats, the UK government introduced the Cyber Essentials scheme to help businesses fortify their cyber defences. At the heart of this scheme are five key controls. Together, we at Stygian Cyber Security will take a close look at these essential components of a secure digital infrastructure.

  1. Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways

These act as your business’s first line of defence against cyber threats, helping regulate data transfer between your internal network and the internet (source).

  1. Secure Configuration | Cyber Essentials

This involves setting up your systems securely, removing unnecessary functionality, and adjusting default settings to reduce vulnerabilities (source).

  1. User Access Control

By limiting user privileges and managing user accounts effectively, you can greatly reduce the potential damage from a breach (source).

  1. Malware Protection | Cyber Essentials

This control involves installing and regularly updating antivirus software to protect your systems from harmful malware (source).

  1. Patch Management

Regular software and hardware updates can patch security holes and help protect your systems from known vulnerabilities (source).

Implementing these five key controls correctly can help protect your business from around 80% of common cyber threats (source). At Stygian Cyber Security, we guide businesses through the process of applying these controls effectively, strengthening their cyber defences and achieving the Cyber Essentials certification.

Stygian Cyber Security: Your Guide to Cyber Essentials & Resilience

In the rapidly changing digital landscape, adapting and enhancing your cyber security measures is critical. With Stygian Cyber Security by your side, navigating the complexities of the Cyber Essentials scheme becomes significantly easier. Our expertise and commitment to your security can empower your business to become cyber resilient and confident in the face of digital threats.

Stygian Cyber Security can help you secure your organisation against threats, ensure compliance and provide you with peace of mind with our range of cyber security solutions.

We’re a friendly and knowledgeable team, so have a browse or give us a call –we’re ready when you are.

Cyber Essentials References:

  1. Cyber Essentials Advice | National Cyber Security Centre
  2. Cyber Essentials Overview | National Cyber Security Centre

This information is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated.


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