Cyber Essentials

27 Oct • Posted by Eve Cowlishaw

We are excited to announce that Optima has achieved Cyber Essentials certification!

What is Cyber Essentials?

This is a significant milestone for us, as Cyber Essentials is a prestigious accreditation backed by the UK government and supported by industry experts. This certification is a testament to our commitment to maintaining the fundamental cybersecurity practices necessary to protect against common cyber security threats. 

In today’s digital age, where cyberattacks have become increasingly prevalent, Cyber Essentials plays a vital role in ensuring the security of our organisation. It provides a structured framework for safeguarding our digital assets, offering clear guidelines on how to protect against the most typical cybersecurity threats.  

Why have Cyber Essentials?

Statistics from 2021, show a 125% increase in cyberattacks, highlight the urgency of strengthening our cybersecurity posture. Cyberthreats are unpredictable and ever-evolving, making it challenging for companies to stay ahead of potential attacks. The National Cyber Security Centre’s warning about the expected rise in the irresponsible use of commercial hacking tools over the next five years underscores the need for organisations to be proactive in securing their digital infrastructure. 

Obtaining the Cyber Essentials certification offers several advantages for Optima. First and foremost, it allows us to reassure our customers that we are taking concrete steps to protect our IT systems from potential threats. This certification serves as a symbol of our commitment to their data security and privacy. Additionally, it grants us a clearer understanding of our current cybersecurity posture. With this newfound insight, we can make informed decisions to further enhance our defences and reduce the risk of cyberattacks. 

In conclusion, achieving Cyber Essentials certification is significant for Optima. It not only demonstrates our dedication to maintaining strong cybersecurity practices but also empowers us to safeguard our customers’ data and strengthen our overall cyber resilience. As the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, we are well-prepared to adapt and respond effectively. 


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