Cyber Essentials CertifiedPosted on Jul 29, 2021
Great news! Penny Post is now a Cyber Essentials certified organisation and holds a valid Cyber Essentials Certificate.
Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that helps organisations protect themselves against a whole range of common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark an organisation as a target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.
Certification gives us and our members peace of mind that our defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.
Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Cyber Essentials is designed to prevent these attacks.
Take Five to Stop Fraud
There are many different scam tactics being used so it’s always important that you stay alert and watch out for anything unusual.
Take Five to Stop Fraud is a national campaign that offers straightforward and impartial advice to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud. This includes email deception, phone-based scams and online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations.
Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police. They spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping you’ll let your guard down for just a moment. Stop and think. It could protect you and your money.
For more advice on how to protect yourself from financial fraud and to find out more about what we do to help keep you safe click here.