Cyber Essentials News, Articles and Updates

Schadenfreude at-the-ready: Cyber Essentials accreditor suffers breach

The IASME Consortium, one of the Cyber Essential Scheme's six accrediting bodies, has had its list of registered consultancies stolen.

Hancock unveils government push for firms to adopt Cyber Essentials

In a speech in London today, the minister for digital and culture announced the government is ramping up pressure on organisations to adopt Cyber Essentials.

Vaizey urges businesses to adopt Cyber Essentials to combat malware threats

As UK government vows to boost cyber-defences, its own research finds majority of successful attacks could have been prevented by adopting Cyber Essentials.

Prosecution for breach-deniers says Liam Fox MP

Dr Liam Fox MP, Former Secretary of State for Defence has put forward several proposals in a speech yesterday at the Royal United Services Institute including prosecution for organisations that don't report their breaches.

ISSE Berlin: Most SMEs do nothing about cyber-security

"There's a lot of great talk, but most companies (SMEs) do nothing (about cyber-security). It's shocking. And the flow down from big companies, passing best practice down the supply chain, is not working," says Dr Emma Philpott

UK minister: Cyber-security a 'priority' for government, but no ban on encryption

UK minister Ed Vaizey has dismissed media reports that the Conservative government plans to ban encryption, whilst also promising that cyber-security remains a 'priority' in Whitehall.

How relevant is Cyber Essentials to your business proposition?

Now starting its second year, Cyber Essentials certification is quickly becoming recognised as an invaluable kite mark and roadmap for organisations wishing to improve their cyber-security, says Chris Stanley.

PwC: Almost all large companies suffered a data breach last year

A government-commissioned report, carried out by PwC, has found that data breaches are rolling in thick and fast for UK firms - and the costs are mounting up.

ICYMI: EU data protection, iPhone spyware and Flash zero-days

The latest ICYMI column looks at the biggest stories on SC this week, including worrying news on EU data protection laws, claims of iPhone spyware and new Flash Player zero-days.

UK government extends Cyber Essentials to charities

The UK government has partnered with the IASME consortium and the Give01Day not-for-profit organisation to offer Cyber Essentials certification to UK charities to help them keep safe online.

New cyber training facility launched

What the Cyber Essentials Scheme means for UK business

The government's initiative to set a baseline certification scheme for cyber security, Cyber Essentials, is now underway and John Godwin encourages companies to get certified as soon as possible.