Cyber Essentials Films: An Overview

We're showcasing a series of 6 videos offering advice on how small businesses can easily improve their cyber security with help from the Cyber Essentials Scheme.

50% of businesses are forced to close after falling victims to a cyber attack. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our Cyber Essentials videos are here to help keep the Cybergremlin at bay.
 

Episode One: An Introduction to Cybergremlin

Cyber attacks cost businesses like yours thousands of pounds. Not only are they a drain on your finances but they’ll lead to lengthy periods of disruption and possibly a fine from the regulator. Cyber criminals don’t just target banks or large companies, they’ll also go after smaller sized businesses which aren’t properly protected.
 
In our Cyber Essentials video series, we introduce you to Cybergremlin. He likes to scan the internet for businesses that haven’t taken care of their cyber security. The Cybergremlin will use their skills to harm or extort money from you. 
 
Teaming up with Durham Police, we produced a series of 6 Cyber Essentials videos to offer guidance and advice to businesses while making the topic of cyber security more approachable.
 

Why Should You Be Worried About Cybergremlin?

Cyber gremlin exists to make your life a pain. Cyber criminals will look to get money from your business by attacking its vulnerabilities. They’ll encrypt your computers, phones and tablets then ask for money in return for unlocking them. This isn’t all though, they will open the doorway for other cyber attackers to do the same.
 
Your information is precious and needs to be protected. Cybergremlin will steal your information so he can impersonate you and your business and commit fraud on your behalf. 
 
The effects of a cyber attack are devastating for businesses. It’s expensive, will lose you customers and potentially damage the reputation you’ve worked hard to build up.
 

Here’s Cybergremlin’s Secret

The truth is, Cybergremlin really isn’t as smart as he’s cracked up to be. He relies on you not doing the small, basic security measures that would keep him at bay. Thankfully, you’re not in this alone. There’s a lot of help and guidance for small businesses that can walk you through each step and help prevent you from becoming a cyber attacker’s next victim. 
 

The Cyber Essentials Scheme

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is here to help give you the tools you need to protect yourself. This series incorporates the simple measure you should take as a matter of course. The majority of cyber crime would be stopped in its path if we all adhered to the Cyber Essentials. 
 
You’ve worked hard to get your business this far, don’t let Cybergremlin spoil it all for you.
 
Each video in the series will walk you through the different risks and actions you can take. This includes:
 

How Protected is Your Business?

We want to make cyber security accessible and approachable to SMEs. This includes understanding how at risk you are. CyberScore is an automated testing service which checks your security and explains the potential business impacts of an attack. We can help build an actionable get well plan that can be shared among your staff and service providers. Find out more about our CyberScore for SMEs here.