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Importance of Cyber Essentials for Our Visitor Management System

Importance of Cyber Essentials for Our Visitor Management System

1 Mar '2022 by Ed

For businesses, cyber threats are an inevitable danger. It is not just the question of if, but when a cyber-attack will take place. Due to the growing threat of cyber-attacks, cybersecurity has evolved as a responsibility than just being a luxury.

Across industries, businesses have started to emphasize the importance of cybersecurity, as the cost related to cyber-attack has the potential to put them out of business. While the security of DigiGreet's code is not covered by Cyber Essentials, it focuses more on the approach a business must-have when running day-to-day operations. 

This article will discuss Cyber Essentials and the benefits of Cyber Essentials for businesses across industries.

Cyber Essentials

Backed by the UK Government, Cyber Essentials is an industry-supported scheme that helps organisations to better protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber-attacks. The standard offered by Cyber Essentials is a clear statement of basic controls which businesses must have in place.

Notably, the Cyber Essentials certification offers various benefits to the business. This includes safeguarding against common threats. The following are some of the reasons why Cyber Essentials is crucial for businesses.

Benefits of Cyber Essentials

1. Safeguard from common threats

Attackers are always looking to exploit systems using common techniques. Notably, the Cyber Essentials scheme once implemented offers protection against common cyber threats. The five controls that Cyber Essentials focuses on include phishing, secure configuration, firewalls, control user access, and anti-malware.

Of course, you would expect us to be top of our game in terms of the security of the DigiGreet system. But one thing that we found particularly intriguing is about the access for normal business activity.

For instance, business directors have a high level of access, however, are they required to sign in every day? To be honest, no. In fact, they rarely need admin-level access. So why log in with such rights, they must have two logins. One, day-to-day login, and the other admin login which they only use when needed to.

2. Prepares the business for GDPR compliant

Any business that is not in compliance with the GDPR in Europe during the event of a data breach, might face a fine of up to 4% of their global turnover. When they get the Cyber Essentials certification, they can avoid such heavy fines, as the certification helps them with their GDPR compliance. The certification also helps the business to conduct internal security audits, thereby ensuring businesses are on their way to better compliance.

3. Increased reputation and credibility

The certification tells vendors and customers that the business takes cyber security more seriously. It shows the commitment of the business towards their own data and the data of their customers. Therefore, the certification enhances the reputation and credibility of the organization.

Final Thoughts

The DigiGreet firm is now Cyber Essentials certified. It means that it is now following the safeguard as defined by the certification. If your business or school is looking for a certified Cyber Essentials visitor management system, get in touch with DigiGreet today.

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