We are pleased to announce that we have recently achieved certification for the UK Government supported Cyber Essentials scheme.
What is Cyber Essentials?
The Cyber Essentials Scheme is an assessment process that helps businesses protect themselves against some of the most common type of cyber threats. Organisations, large and small, that pass the certification demonstrate that their business is secure and that they have a strong commitment to cybersecurity.
We have completed this assessment for the IT equipment used within Trainer Bubble’s Head Office and also at the remote working sites of our employees. This includes servers, PC’s, Laptops, devices and IT equipment.
What does this mean for our customers?
This certification provides you with the assurance that Trainer Bubble have put provisions in place to protect our systems from cyber threats.
What is Cyber Essentials designed to help protect?
There are five key controls that the Cyber Essentials assessment is focused on. These are:
1. Using a firewall to secure your internet connection
The Cyber Essentials scheme requires that all devices connected to the internet must have a firewall installed. A firewall effectively creates a ‘buffer zone” between your IT network or devices and another external network. In the simplest case this means a firewall supplies protection between the computer(s) and “the internet”.
2. Use secure settings for your devices and software
It’s important to ensure that standard manufacturer settings are avoided and limits are placed on what is accessible in any system. Using strong, unique passwords and other protection such as biometrics or Multi-Factor Authentication are crucial to protect systems from hackers.
3. Control who has access to your data and services
To help avoid accounts being misused or stolen, access is limited to those that truly require it. Default settings are removed and secure processes are implemented. User access controls are put in place, admin is reserved only for key persons and access is removed for job leavers.
4. Protect yourself from viruses and malware
Using anti-virus software on all devices, configuring it correctly, and only using applications from trusted sources. All software and websites are consistnetly scanned to ensure protection. Employees are trained to identify potential virus or malware attacks and processes are implemented to protect systems and files.
5. Keep your devices and software up to date
Manufacturers and developers release regular updates that not only add new features but also fix any security vulnerabilities that have been discovered. By applying these updates, you can help ensure security is maintained. All software and operating systems are updated and supported. Software is removed when no longer supported.
Trainer Bubble are committed to information security and protecting the systems for ourselves and for our clients.
Our Cyber Essentials Certificate