Cyber Essentials is part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. The Cyber Essentials scheme aims to encourage UK businesses of any size to take steps towards achieving a baseline of cyber security.
Up to 80% of UK businesses are vulnerable to common threats from the internet. By implementing the required controls for Cyber Essentials, the level of risk will be reduced to an acceptable level for most UK businesses.
Cyber Essentials is becoming a major advantage, and in some cases a requirement, to winning business. This is true when dealing with government departments. It is now mandatory for suppliers bidding for information handling contracts for the UK Government to be Cyber Essentials certified.
With Cyber Essentials, you can focus on your core business objectives, knowing that you’re protected from the vast majority of common cyber attacks. You will also be able to drive business efficiency, save money and improve productivity by streamlining processes.
Achieving certification will also help you to address other compliance requirements such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
There are two levels of certification available within Cyber Essentials: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
The Cyber Essentials certification process includes a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) and an external vulnerability scan.
Cyber Essentials Plus certification includes all of the assessments for the Cyber Essentials certification but includes an additional internal scan and an on-site assessment.
The Cyber Essentials certification process includes a self-assessment questionairre (SAQ) and an external vulnerability scan. This ensures that best practice is in place and that there are no known vulnerabilities present on the Internet-facing networks and applications. To get certified today, simply purchase the assessment online using the link below. One of our consultants will then email you with the questionairre and details of further information needed.
All Cyber Essentials certifications last 12 months from the day the certification is awarded.
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