When we consider addressing cyber risk we often focus on mitigation. Sometimes we avoid the risk or simply accept the risk. Another option is to transfer the risk, and typically this means insurance. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently published some guidance for organisations thinking about cyber insurance. Whilst stressing that insurance will not prevent cyber security incidents…the NCSC make the point that some insurers will give discounts when you can demonstrate that you take cyber security seriously and have basic defences in place. Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification are identified as evidence of this.
As a Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus Certification Body we provide training, advice/consultancy and certification services across the whole of Somerset, Bristol, and surrounding areas. If you achieve Cyber Essentials with us you may be eligible for cyber liability insurance offered as part of the certification. Please check out the IASME Consortium (NCSC’s Cyber Essentials Partner) FAQ for more details.