This July, RJS Waste Management met the requirements to achieve Cyber Essentials certification. Here’s a look at what Cyber Essentials is and what meeting the scheme’s requirements means for our business and you — our clients.
What is Cyber Essentials?
Government-backed and industry-supported, Cyber Essentials helps organisations of all sizes and sectors prevent a range of common cyber threats.
According to gov.uk, Cyber Essentials is a set of basic technical controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves against online security threats. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) adds that while cyber-attacks come in many guises, most are basic at the hands of amateurish cyber criminals: “They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks”.
When an organisation is vulnerable to basic attacks, they become a target for cybercriminals. This certification provides peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks.
Since its launch with backing from the likes of the Federation of Small Businesses and the CBI, over, 120,000 certificates have been awarded to businesses, charities, educational institutions and more.
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The RJS Waste Management team takes your cyber security as seriously as we do the risks of transferring hazardous waste — and we’ve got the certificates to prove it!
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