As technology continues to advance, businesses shift to the online world. As a whole, we rely on a safe trustworthy connection to the internet. Business owners are now more responsible than ever for the safety of their clients’ digital information.
Did you know that cyberattacks are more focused on small and medium enterprises? Approximately 77% of small and medium sized businesses are the targets of cyber crime. Typically, large organizations have systems and resources in place to be continually monitoring and taking actions against threats. Criminals know that this is not usually the case for small and medium businesses.
As a result, having a standard and set of best practices that can help businesses assess vulnerabilities and threats on an on-going basis, that is both cost-effective and easy-to-use by non-technical resources, is key. This is where Cyber Essentials Canada comes in. Get in touch with us and ask us about supply chain risk management or how you, as a business owner, can take the first steps towards strengthening the trust between your company and your clients.
Cyber Essentials Canada certification focuses on compliance with the following essential five key controls, which can prevent “approximately 80% of common internet attacks”
The five key controls that the Cyber Essentials Canada framework is built around is as follows:
Cyber Essentials Canada is operated by a government agency, dedicated to securing Canada's digital economy.
Driving cybersecurity standards means helping support Canadian businesses who wish to take the safety, privacy, and security of their clients’ digital assets seriously. We’ve partnered with governments and businesses around the globe to respond, and our Cyber Essentials Canada program is one of those early examples. Cyber Essentials Canada is a government-backed certification program for businesses of all sizes. It’s a tool that larger organizations can use to monitor, verify, and measure the security compliance of their suppliers and supply chain.
We provide organizations with clear guidance on how to implement the essential cybersecurity practices, and also offer Cyber Essentials Canada certification for organizations who can demonstrate they operate as a cyber secure business. There are two levels of certification that can be obtained via Cyber Essentials Canada: Cyber Essentials Canada Basic and Cyber Essentials Canada Plus.