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YorPower Gains Cyber Essentials Certification

13th February 2018

YorPower has been granted Cyber Essentials certification under a UK Government scheme. Cyber Essentials involves Government and industry working together to produce a scheme designed to help UK organisations to improve their defences and demonstrate publicly their commitment to cyber security.

As a set of baseline technical controls, the Cyber Essentials scheme has a very wide audience. Organisations large and small, public, private and charitable can all benefit from the provisions set out in the scheme.

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 in from the internet by guessing passwords