Mosaic Island Have Gained Their Cyber Essentials Accreditation For The Second Year!

Cyber Essentials Accreditation

We’re pleased to say that we have gained our Cyber Essentials Accreditation for the second year running. Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry supported scheme that helps businesses to protect themselves against the ever growing threat of cyber attacks.

What is Cyber Essentials?

The UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme announced in June 2014 aims to drive awareness of the risks posed by cybercrime, and help smaller enterprises delivering products or services to the UK public sector to defend their IT systems, networks and customers’ data from attacks.

Cyber Essentials has a primary aim to protect businesses against common cyber threats. Companies that are Cyber Essentials accredited are equipped to protect themselves against 80{fd5fe1d3f040f21a25144eaae13d36f55d56d76f9818be3ad87e880341f9bbef} of threats, as they learn how to implement the best security measures.

The scheme focuses on five essential mitigation strategies within the context of the 10 Steps to Cyber Security guide. It provides you with clear guidance on implementation as well as offering independent certification for those who require it.

The adoption of standards and certification for cyber-security can enable your organisation, and all stakeholders, to have greater confidence in your ability to measure and reduce basic cyber risks, as it demonstrates that you have been independently assessed. The scheme focuses on 5 key controls.

What does it mean to be Cyber Essentials certified? 

By displaying our Cyber Essentials badge, we’re letting you know that:

  • We’ve put meaures in place to protect our own orgainsation
  • ​We take cyber security seriously and meet a Government-endorsed standard
  • We can bid for Government contracts (Cyber Essentials has been mandatory for suppliers of some Government contracts since 2014 and the requirement is being extended).