SE Recycling is now Cyber Essentials Certified. This means that we now employ government approved technical controls to ensure SER is protected from cyber-attacks and other related cyber-crimes.
What is Cyber Essentials?
The cyber essential scheme has been developed by the Government and the cyber security industry to offer businesses a sound foundation of basic regulations and controls to help significantly reduce an organisation’s vulnerability towards cyber-security threats.
The certification addresses 5 key controls that, when implemented successfully, can prevent over 80% of all cyber attacks.
The 5 Key Controls:
1.) The Use of Firewalls to Secure Internet Connections
Cyber Essentials scheme stipulates that certified companies must ensure that all devices connected to the internet are to be protected by a firewall. This firewall works as a protective barrier between your devices and IT network, and thus protects devices like computers and mobile phones from being subject to network attacks or breaches.
2.) Using Secure Settings On All Devices
To be Cyber Essentials Certified, companies must make sure all data bearing equipment in use must be securely protected. All data is securely backed-up and stored in bank-level secure cloud storage. Physical devices are securely protected by passwords, 2-step verification and asset tracking. This control is implemented to ensure that all data, confidential information and access to software is protected from any foreign threat.
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3.) Access Control
Cyber Essentials Certification requires that businesses control access to data through user accounts, that administration privileges are only given to those that need them, and that what an administrator can do with those accounts is controlled. Every active user account in the business facilitates access to devices and applications, and to sensitive business information. By ensuring that only authorised individuals have user accounts, and that they are granted only as much access as they need to perform their role, the business reduces the risk of information being stolen or damaged.
4.) Protection from Malicious Software
Malicious Software or “Malware” is any program or file that is harmful to a computer user. Types of malware can include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware. These malicious programs can perform a variety of different functions such as stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data, altering or hijacking core computing functions and monitoring users’ computer activity without their permission.
Cyber Essentials Certified businesses must have an effective defence against harmful malware. This is why all Cyber essentials Certified businesses use antivirus software. Antiviruses are used to prevent, detect, and remove malware from infected devices.
5.) Patch Management
Manufacturers and developers release regular updates which not only add new features, but also fix any security vulnerabilities that have been discovered.
Applying these updates (a process known as patching) is one of the most important things you can do to improve security. Operating systems, software, devices and apps should all be set to ‘automatically update’ wherever this is an option. This way, you will be protected as soon as the update is released.
Cyber Essentials Certified companies make sure that all devices are updated to the most current operating system, ensuring that security is maintained.
Why you can trust SE Recycling
SE Recycling values their clients and their data and understands the importance of secure IT disposal. This why SE Recycling is not only Cyber Essentials Certified but also iso: 27001, 14001, 9001 registered, government and environment agency approved authorised treatment facility (AATF).
If you are interested in booking a collection for your redundant IT or need devices data wiping speak to a SER representative today on 0161 637 5656 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.