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Why follow a Security Framework?

Why follow a Security Framework
Author: Contrac

Established in 1972, Contrac provides business-to-business solutions in a highly service-orientated and cost effective manner driven by providing the maximum possible value. Over the last 40 years Contrac has been developing a spectrum of technology solutions and services with business in mind.

Most organisations rely on technology in some way, shape or form to carry out their business. Many of those organisations believe technology is just something you ‘need’, but don’t believe there’s any real point in investing in it. Most of those organisations believe that they are unlikely to be targeted by cyber-attacks – it’s like a pyramid effect.

Even if you don’t have a lot of technology, if you’re a small business or if you have a sales technique that is reliant on everything but using a PC, protecting yourself and your organisation is vital to ensuring that technology just serves its purpose, without a headache or ton of unwanted bills stacked up at the side of it.

The best way you can ensure technology can go back to being something that makes your life easier, rather than causing you problems, is to follow a Security Framework, such as Cyber Essentials.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a (UK) government-led Cyber Security standard that helps you prove that your organisation has mitigated cyber threats within the organisation. It includes technical controls such as boundary firewalls, internet gateways, access control, malware protection, patch management and secure configuration. Security frameworks are often the ‘gold standard’ for ensuring that your infrastructure is properly protected, and you have appropriate policies to back it up!

Following a framework can be useful to explain how secure your organisation is. Saying you’re ‘Cyber Essentials certified’ gives a clear indication of how robust your IT and infrastructure is. It’s also applicable to any type of organisation, any size, and any sector.

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