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Why would an healthcare organisation want to be Cyber Essentials accredited?

74% of healthcare organisations experienced a cyber-attack in 2022, according to KnowBe4, the world’s largest security awareness training platform.

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The financial impact of these cyber breaches is ever-increasing, with organisations potentially paying off the debt of the breach for many years, making prevention an huge priority.

How can Cyber Essentials help?

  1. By undertaking Cyber Essentials IT companies can understand first hand what standard their clients are starting to expect with their company security. That’s puts you in a better position to discuss what your client needs to build their own cyber resilience and at the same time protecting you by securing your supply chain.

  2. Cyber attacks are frequently in the news. Cyber Essentials can fully or partially mitigate up to 99% of common cyber attacks meaning that if you meet the standard you are less likely to fall victim yourself, and you can boast to your clients that you are acting responsibly by securing your data and systems, which is probably what they expect anyway.

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Why speak to one of our Cyber Essentials Partners about this?

Our Cyber Essentials Partners are Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies in the Eastern Region. This means you can build your relationship with a local company; at the same time you build your cyber resilience.

You can find more details on our Cyber Essentials Partners page or contact us and we can put you in contact with one close to you.

Further guidance & support

The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre is a not-for-profit organisation, run by policing, with the intention of increasing cyber resilience of SMEs and third sector organisations within the East of England.

Our members can benefit from a range of services, from helping you improve your cyber resilience through our “little steps” programme, to being notified about the threats relevant to you.

Why not join our community today?

It’s completely free, with no strings or sales pitches attached.

Reporting a live cyber-attack 24/7

If you are a business, charity or other organisation which is currently suffering a live cyber-attack (in progress), please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 immediately. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reporting a cyber-attack which isn't ongoing.

Please report online to Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. You can report cybercrime online at any time using the online reporting tool, which will guide you through simple questions to identify what has happened. Action Fraud advisors can also provide the help, support, and advice you need.

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The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others. Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.

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