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I must send out a Massive thank you to Chris Lambert for being my super hero!! He managed to unlock my Mobile phone today!! He really is a lovely chap and a great whiz with all our computer issues in the office, and has surpassed himself today by rescuing my phone and I still have all my contacts and more importantly my photos! Yay!

Chris Lambert has saved my virtual bacon with a remote tweak and two runs of the Malware thingy! He solved weeks of frustration in an hour. All my friends use him for everything technical. From now on I will too! Thanks Chris, you’re a star!

Really friendly and professional Service. Thanks for coming out at such short notice!

You are the best computer man ever. Thank you

Chris Lambert, thanks or fixing my laptop so quickly. Working perfectly now. For anyone thinking of using Chris’s services…. highly recommended

Chris Lambert made sure our printer is visible to all machines. I have pressed print this morning and it did! No more games of ‘on/off’ where we pray, swear at and cajole the printer to become visible…. thank you! Great to receive an ethical service (the previous company advised us to spend a fortune on a new printer).. Thanks guys – highly recommended!

A big thank you to Chris Lambert for unlocking Michelle Nunn phone, our little boy had locked it by accident on holiday and we thought Michelle might lose all her precious family snaps on her phone. Chris has saved the day!!

Huge thank you to the wonderful Chris of Blue Sky Computer Solutions who has saved the life of The Coaching Garden’s pensioner-age laptop. Fast, amazingly efficient and pain-free. Even the dog thought he was great!

Big thanks to Chris Lambert at Blue Sky Computer Solutions Ltd for getting the Party Linen HQ back up and running at full speed today….. top banana….top service

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Jul 5, 2017

What can Cyber Essentials do for my business?

Just to bring you up to speed if you didn’t read our introductory article on this subject, Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that provides cybersecurity certification to both small and large businesses.

There are five key areas that Cyber Essentials certification addresses:

  • Secure systems configuration
  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Access control and administrative privileges
  • Software patches
  • Malware protection

Many SMEs panic at the thought of it because they worry it will be time-consuming with little benefit to enjoy in reality. This is not the case, however, and we thought it worthwhile highlighting some of the benefits any business can experience if Cyber Essentials certification is pursued.

7 great benefits of Cyber Essentials

  1. You protect your networks, computers, and data from unauthorized access

We’ve started with the obvious one. If you obtain Cyber Essentials accreditation and maintain activities to support it, you will reduce the chance of cyber-attack significantly. The Cyber Essentials methodology and structure simply gives you the framework to achieve this. And it’s worth it.

  1. You improve the security of your data and information, which helps business continuity management in the event of a disaster

The basic tenets of Cyber Essentials will strengthen your ability to rebound during disaster recovery. Whether that’s due to physical problems like a flood, IT connectivity problems, or even a disgruntled employee, you will be in a stronger position to get back to business as usual than you may well be without it.

  1. You are able to demonstrate security within your business

Certification requires that you have taken appropriate measures to protect your business from cyber-attack, so it stands to reason that external stakeholders will gain comfort from accreditation. Those stakeholders may be shareholders, insurers, or collaborative partners. Anyone who touches your business will gain assurance from your certification.

  1. It may open up new opportunities

Because Cyber Essentials helps you to address some of the compliance requirements of GDPR (see previous articles published), it will enable you to tender for projects involving personal and sensitive information. Put simply, it’s very possible it will pay for itself!

  1. It is likely to save your business money

Often insurers will charge lower premiums to businesses with Cyber Essentials certification. It stands to reason that if you can demonstrate you have taken steps to protect yourself from the effects of cyber-attack etc. you are a ‘better bet’ from an insurance perspective.

  1. Your customers will be reassured

Your customers, whether business or consumer, will gain reassurance that their data is secure. This will strengthen the relationship you have with them, particularly if your competitors haven’t taken the step to gain certification themselves. Cyber Essentials, therefore, is a good way to protect the integrity and standing of your brand.

  1. Your operation will become more efficient

By securing Cyber Essentials certification you are embedding a culture of cyber-security within your organisation. It becomes something that staff live and breathe. And they will enjoy improved efficiency in the IT systems they use, too, because ultimately they become more productive.

If you’d like to find out more about how Cyber Essentials can boost your business, please give us a call. We’d be delighted to go through the subject in more detail with you.

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