Cyber Essentials, including the GDPR assessment, helps to guard against the most common cyber threats and prepare for the GDPR legislation, affecting business from May 2018.
Cyber Essentials compliance will soon become mandatory for XL Farmcare UK supplier practices under new APHA contracts, this is explained in ‘Procurement Policy Note – Cyber Essentials Scheme ’
So for your practices’ business and risk management, your statutory and XL Farmcare UK obligations, GDPR adherence and Cyber Essentials compliance is necessary.
Government Cyber Essentials advice lists basic controls that will prepare your practice and staff for better cyber security.
Having these in place puts your practice in a good position to start the Cyber Essentials certification process, however to also meet the statutory regulations around data protection covered by GDPR requires a ‘governance structure’ to be in place. We can help you cover both aspects in one simple single assessment.
If you don’t have all or any of these controls in place, we can advise or help you, if you do; then carry on to certification.