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June 6, 2014

Government sets the bar for Cyber Risk with Cyber Essentials

Department of Business, Innovation & Skills Minister, Right Hon David Willetts MP, has announced the certification framework for Cyber Essentials, the governments new initiative aimed at creating a minimum expected capability for cyber security.  

The Cyber Essentials Scheme (CES), announced in April, helps businesses  by clearly detailing five basic cyber controls that can be cost effectively implemented in most businesses and demonstrate the minimum that should be in place to combat crime and disruption.  

David Willets said “The recent GOZeuS and CryptoLocker attacks, as well as the Ebay hack, shows how far cyber-criminals will go to steal people’s financial details, and we absolutely cannot afford to be complacent.”

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http://www.continuityforum.org/content/news/178023/government-sets-bar-cyber-risk-cyber-essentials