WHAT IS CYBER ESSENTIALS?
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry supported foundation for basic cyber security hygiene. The Scheme has been carefully designed to guide organisations of any size in protecting themselves against cyber threats.
The scheme offers two levels of certification, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus with a robust Assurance Framework providing an independent validation. Cyber Essentials Plus provides a greater level of assurance following successful completion of external vulnerability testing.
Conducting an assessment of the five core controls within your IT environment is essential to finding where your business lines up with the requirements of Cyber Essentials. A member of our auditing team will arrange an onsite visit to conduct this and also to talk about the process of certification.
All identified gaps needed to meet the requirements of Cyber Essentials Certification will be taken care of by our cyber security implementation team, who will be there to assist you every step of the way.
Once your business meets the Cyber Essentials Certification requirements, we can then assist you and take care of the application process for you. Our team make the whole certification process seamless for your business.
Cyber Security is an ongoing process. Maintaining the controls that have been implemented is key to keeping your cyber security maturity level up. Not only will you have on demand access to our cyber security team but we will maintain your Cyber Essentials Certification on an annual basis.
Cyber Essentials clearly identifies risks a business faces when it comes to cybersecurity. In order to gain certification, a company needs to have specific structures and processes in place each year.
Correctly implementing the five basic security controls will protect your organisation against the most common cyber threats by 80%.
By achieving the Cyber Essentials Certification will help you demonstrate your commitment with your supply chain to data protection and cyber security.
The Cyber Essentials Certification will help boost your reputation and give you a better chance of winning new business contracts.
You can focus on your core business objectives while knowing that you are protected from the most common cyber attacks.
Cyber insurance agencies look more favourably on organisations that have achieved The Cyber Essentials Certification.