The UK government launches Cyber Essentials scheme
On 5 June 2014, the government launched its Cyber Essentials scheme, which sets out requirements for basic technical protection from cyber attacks.
The scheme requirements outline the basic controls that the government states that all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet-based threats. The controls outlined in the scheme fall into the following categories: (1) boundary firewalls and internet gateways; (2) secure configuration; (3) access control; (4) malware protection; and (5) patch management.
In addition to the scheme requirements, the government issued an ‘assurance framework’ through which it offers a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken the essential precautions recommended by the scheme. Under the assurance framework, businesses that implement security measures in line with the guidelines can apply for a certificate to indicate their commitment to cyber security and to advertise the fact that they adhere to government-endorsed standards…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Eversheds briefing.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Eversheds
News from The Lawyer
Analysis from The Lawyer
Eversheds is no stranger to an international tie-up but now it’s in the market for the jewel in its global crown
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all