As part of our commitment to the new GDPR data regulations which came into effect on 25th May 2018, we have undertaken and completed the Cyber Essentials scheme, which helps us to guard against common internet-based threats to cyber-security.
The Cyber Essentials scheme addresses the most common Internet-based threats to cyber security — particularly, attacks that use widely available tools and demand little skill. The scheme considers these threats to be:
Hacking — exploiting known vulnerabilities in Internet-connected devices, using widely available tools and techniques
Phishing — and other ways of tricking users into installing or executing a malicious application
Password guessing — manual or automated attempts to log on from the Internet, by guessing passwords