The Cyber Basics Review (or CBR) is a review of the basic IT security and information management systems and processes that an organisation has in place. It has significantly less depth than the Government’s Cyber Essentials standard, however for an organisation without any cyber security standards in place it ensures the fundamental controls are in place.
The scheme was developed by Hertfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Business team alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the Hertfordshire Constabulary, and aims to raise awareness of the importance of cyber security amongst small business.
A key part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme, Cyber Essentials has been designed to meet two objectives:
Provide a clear guide on the basic controls that should be implemented to mitigate risk
Provide evidence for businesses to use to be able to demonstrate to clients, investors, insurers and others that the essential precautions have been taken.