Scammers have become increasingly competent over the years which has made spotting malicious emails more difficult. Whilst It is still the case that the grammar and general sentence structure tend to be poor, this has reduced as foreign attackers have got more proficient and translation tools have improved.Read More
At Datcom we have successfully recertified as a Cyber Essentials Plus accredited organisation.Cyber Essentials Plus means that we have met a baseline security standard, set by the government, to protect our data and systems from internal and external vulnerabilities and we have been externally audited to ensure our compliance with the standard.We are also ISO 20000 Information Security Management accredited (by ISOQAR.) Cyber Essentials Plus fits nicely alongside ISO 20000 and demonstrates to our employees, customers and suppliers that we have robust security systems in place.Cyber Essentials Plus is an excellent security baseline for organisations to achieve, but due to the nature of our business, we go to greater lengths above the Cyber Essentials Plus baseline to ensure we kept our systems as secure as possible.
Whats the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?Both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus require the organisation to meet five technical security controls and to have successfully completed an external vulnerability scan of their network. The five controls are: -
- Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
- Secure configuration
- Access control
- Malware protection
- Patch management
Should my business get Cyber Essentials Plus accredited?Any business which deals in data, security or is part of a wider supply chain should absolutely work towards achieving Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus must be renewed on an annual basis to remain accredited.
From the 5th January 2021, the UK has started a new lockdown for a minimum of six weeks. Over this period Datcom will continue to provide the highest level of support and service to our clients, no matter whether you are working from home, in the office or on the road.Read More
Keeping your IT infrastructure updated is critical to maintaining a secure network and protecting your data.Read More