Cyber Essentials Gibraltar


Gibraltar is a Finance Centre and Gibraltar companies need to be Cyber Secure. Netgear Business in Gibraltar can help you get started on your compliance journey with Cyber Essentials.


Ever since the Cyber Essentials scheme launched in 2014, SMEs and large companies have used it as a way to strut their cybersecurity expertise and comply with industry regulations. Those conscientious companies that complete the scheme get themselves listed on a searchable register of certified businesses and organisations.


Unfortunately, many companies are in the dark about the Cyber Essentials scheme. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019, only 11% of businesses are aware of the Cyber Essentials certification and what it means.


The truth is that the journey to cybersecurity compliance isn’t as simple as filling out an application. The road can wind from the basics of Cyber Essentials to the independent auditing of Cyber Essentials Plus. Some organisations even choose to go down the root of ISO27001 compliance.




Cyber Essentials Gibraltar

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cybersecurity certification that outlines the security procedures a company should have in place to keep their data secure. Firewalls, internet gateways, secure configuration, access control, malware  protection, and patch management are the protection measures the certification covers.

To achieve certification you must complete a self-assessment questionnaire and submit it through an online portal. Once you have applied, a certification body assesses and grades the application. After completing the scheme, you will have achieved the basic Cyber Essentials certification. At this point, you’ve shown you get the essentials of cybersecurity in place. If you really want to prove to clients that you have robust cybersecurity procedures, then you will need to be verified by an independent expert. For that you will need to complete Cyber Essentials Plus.





I don't need to bother with Cyber Security Prevention or Compliance, my Gibraltar Business is not going to be affected!


Here's somethings you probably didn't know...

What are “Autorun” and “Autoplay”?

Autorun allows executable files on a drive to be run automatically when that drive is accessed. The feature works via a file named autorun.inf. When a drive is accessed, Windows checks for the presence of autorun.inf and, if found, follows the instructions contained within that file. What's the difference between AutoPlay and Autorun?


AutoPlay is a Windows feature that lets you choose which program to use to start different kinds of media, such as music CDs, or CDs and DVDs containing photos. For example, if you have more than one media player installed on your computer, AutoPlay will ask which media player you want to use when you try to play a music CD for the first time. You can change AutoPlay settings for each media type.


Autorun is a technology used to automatically start programs or enhanced content (such as video content on a music CD) when you insert a CD or another media type into your computer. This is different from AutoPlay, but the result is often the same: when inserted, the CD starts automatically by using a particular program. Autorun is incorporated into the media types that use it, and you can't modify it. When you try to play a CD or another media type that uses autorun, AutoPlay asks you to choose an action to perform (for example, to play the autorun content or to skip it).

Why is it a security issue?

By default, Autorun launches every time, and makes your system vulnerable to viruses, malwares, trojans etc. Disable the autorun feature to prevent malware from spreading.

How to fix it?

That’s why Netgear Business is here in Gibraltar to help guide you through the cybersecurity journey. If you want to learn more about automating continuous compliance for your organisation, get in touch with us:

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About Netgear Business & Cyber Security in Gibraltar.

Netgear is a leading Cyber Security Certification Company in Gibraltar. Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated; from data breaches and losses, to insider threats, Ransomware, Malware and more; Cyber Security is at an all-time high.

In an ever-evolving cyber landscape, organisations of all sizes are facing increased threats to their sensitive business and client data. As a result, organisations of all sizes find themselves navigating through waters where they may not have the right equipment, or knowledge to protect themselves.

5 Reasons you need Cyber Essentials
  1. Compliance

  2. Professionalism

  3. Increases in Cyber Attacks

  4. Security

  5. Proactively Resolve Vulnerabilities


1. Compliance

You are legally required to protect the data you hold within your organisation, particularly if it belongs to clients, whether these are existing or previous customers. The introduction of The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) in May 2018 means that you must have solutions in place to protect that data, and be able to demonstrate these.

Furthermore, you need to be able to show why you have this information, and it should be limited to what is relevant to your business, and to get rid of it when it’s no longer.

You must also be able to delete data that you hold on somebody if they request it, and you have a short window in which to do so.

The government has a range of legislations that businesses need to adhere to, depending on what they do and the kind of information they gather. Cyber Essentials allows you to comply with them.


2. Professionalism

Having Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates to your customers, suppliers and other partners that you take data security seriously and you’re proactively adhering to GDPR legislation.


3. Increases in Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks are on the increase, and it’s no longer only small businesses that are being targeted. Companies can have their systems wiped or find themselves locked out, have viruses installed or personal information collected. Without a robust security solution in place, your data is vulnerable to criminals.


4. Security

It’s easy to think that because you’re using passwords that your data is secure, but that’s not always the case. Unfortunately, there’s as much risk from human error as there is from outside attacks, as staff often use their personal devices to access work systems, or take their equipment offsite.

5. Proactively Resolve Vulnerabilities

With staff able to access work information and the internet from a range of devices, the frequent introduction of new technologies and increasing use of cloud storageand backup, businesses are more at risk than ever from cyber attacks.

Rather than waiting until you’re attacked, getting Cyber Essentials Certification means that any weaknesses are identified and resolved. Answering the questionnaire allows you to assess your existing security systems, data backup and continuity processes, and gives you the opportunity to find ways to improve these before the worst happen

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