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What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a United Kingdom government information assurance scheme that is operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  The scheme was developed to help protect organisations against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

 

There are two levels of Cyber Essentials Certification:

 

Cyber Essentials:

Cyber Essentials is an online verified self-assessment that helps you assess and align your organisation’s current secure posture to the Cyber Essentials baseline security standard.

 

Cyber Essentials Plus:

Cyber Essentials Plus is an expansion upon Cyber Essentials that includes an audit of the organisations networks and devices.  An organisation must have Cyber Essentials self-assessed certification prior to applying for Cyber Essentials Plus.

 

We are a Certification Body, trained and licensed to certify for the Cyber Essentials Scheme. We also offer consulting services to help you achieve certification for both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

Why get Certified?

  • The Cyber Essentials certification process can be a good opportunity to take stock of how secure your organisation is.

  • Reassure clients that you are working to secure your organisation against cyber attacks.

  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place.

  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification.

  • Obtaining the certification permits an organisation to advertise publicly that their organisation is Cyber Essentials compliant (and is listed in the directory of certified organisations).

  • Organisations that are certified to Cyber Essentials will automatically receive £25,000 of Cyber Insurance if they certify their entire organisation, are domiciled in the UK and their annual turnover is under £20m.

  • You may already be able to achieve Cyber Essentials certification with the measures you already have in place.