The Cyber Essentials Certification is a UK Government-backed scheme that has been designed to help organisations learn how to prevent and protect against basic cyber threats.
Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed certification scheme designed to mitigate cyber exposure throughout the supply chain. When properly implemented, the security mechanisms provided should prevent 80% of cyber-attacks. The National Cyber Security Centre launched the Cyber Essentials scheme in 2014, which stresses the five essential cyber security procedures that all firms should implement:
- Secure internet connections
- Controlled access to devices and data
- Protection from viruses and other malware
- Management of software patches and updates
- Secure devices and configurations
Being certified is an excellent first step towards GDPR readiness. The Cyber Essentials Certification proves that you have taken the necessary precautions to protect your company and its data.
Our Cyber Essentials Products & Services
We will prepare you for the Cyber Essentials assessment, ensuring that you meet all of the standards before attempting certification. You save both time and money this way.
The first part of the certification process is online self-assessment, followed by a skilled assessor verifying the information you’ve submitted. As a result, it is critical that you prepare well.
We’ll use all of our IT experience to determine whether you meet the technical criteria required for certification. We will accomplish this by thoroughly auditing your IT systems and practises.
Of course, if you fall short in any area, we can assist you in improving your systems and procedures. We’ll make sure you cover the five cyber security controls, whether it’s a cyber security issue or a connection issue. Then you’ll be ready to take the assessment and gain the rewards of certification.
Benefits of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus
Increased credibility and reputation
Obtaining Cyber Essentials Certification demonstrates your dedication to protecting your personal data as well as the data of your customers and clients.
Open new business prospects
Shows new clients, including government contracts, that you work in a safe and secure digital environment.
Eligible for free cyber insurance cover
Demonstrating that your organisation is in compliance with the scheme may entitle you to free cyber insurance cover.
What is the distinction between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?
The basic Cyber Essentials package includes:
- Access to the online self-assessment questionnaire
- Cyber Essentials branding for your business (to include on your website, emails, and so on)
- 12-month Cyber Essentials certification upon successful application.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus provides comprehensive assistance during the Cyber Essentials application process.
In addition to the Cyber Essentials certification, which is valid for a year, and the branding for promotional purposes, your organisation will receive:
- Specialised helpdesk support
- On-site examination at your corporate headquarters
- No resubmission fees.
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