UK government launches ‘Cyber Essentials’ badge
By Nick Graham
The UK government has launched a new cyber-security certification framework called ‘Cyber Essentials’. This is part of a continuing effort to get business to take cyber security seriously in the wake of the recent Target, eBay and other breaches. It follows the UK’s 2012 initiative on ‘10 Steps to Cyber Security’. It is backed by the American International Group, the British Insurance Brokers Association, the International Underwriting Association, Marsh and Swiss Re as well as the UK government.
What does Cyber Essentials involve? Basically, the organisation self-assesses its systems against Cyber Essentials requirements. The assessment is then independently verified. This is the low-cost option. Organisations can also be independently tested (so-called ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’). Certification bodies will offer the test and verification searches…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Dentons 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 The Lawyer
Analysis from The Lawyer
Life in Canada is getting harder for firms as commodities prices fall and work volumes slow
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