Cyber Essentials Certificate successfully renewed for third year running
Cyber threats and security breaches are proving increasingly problematic for businesses within the UK. According to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the average security breach in 2020 has cost organisations around £3,230, a significant increase from 2017 where the average cost was around £1,500.
We are delighted to announce that our Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate has successfully been renewed for the third year running! This means that Rolton Group not only passed a detailed self-assessment which protects from the most common cyber-attacks, but also that we have passed a hands-on technical verification process.
Cyber security plays a fundamental role in protecting our data and privacy. As the world becomes increasingly reliant on the application of technologies for day to day activities, vital infrastructure is continuously moving onto online platforms. This makes us more vulnerable than ever to the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies which often leads to data breaches.
The importance of cyber security is undoubtedly an increasing matter of concern for businesses within the UK, with 46% of businesses experiencing cyber-attacks in 2020 according to a recent DCMS survey. Furthermore, among that 46% more businesses are experiencing these issues at least once a week (32%, vs. 22% in 2017). Due to the pandemic, 2020 has experienced a major shift within the workplace as the nation was forced to work from home. This could be the cause of the increase in cyber-attacks as one of the major issues within cyber security is the connection of multiple devices as attackers have greater opportunities to strike, so ensuring we are certified to deal with such matters through this time has been critical for business success.
Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that has enabled SME businesses to maximise their cyber security and protect against such attacks.
For more information on this scheme visit: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview
For more information on cyber security statistics visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-security-breaches-survey-2020/cyber-security-breaches-survey-2020