StarSwift Cyber Essentials Scheme

Cyber Essentials

We are proud to be a Certification Body for the Cyber Essentials scheme. Whether you are looking to certify against Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus we can support you.

Cyber Essentials is a UK government information assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that encourages organisations to adopt good practice in information security practices. Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to Cyber Security.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials certification focuses on five main technical security controls:

  • Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways

  • Secure Configuration

  • Access Control

  • Malware Protection

  • Patch Management

Cyber Essentials gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common types of cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.

Cyber Essentials is a self-assessment and enables an organisation to assess themselves against five basic security controls. As a qualified assessor, we then verify the information provided.

Most organisations, particularly smaller ones, may not currently realise that they can achieve Cyber Essentials certification for the measures they already have in place.

The benefits of Cyber Essentials certification include:

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

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

  • Demonstrates due diligence and you have a clear picture of your organisation's cyber security level

  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification

  • Cyber Essentials certification includes cyber liability insurance for any UK organisation (terms apply)

  • Certification will also see your company listed in the directory of certified organisations.

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

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification of the same set of technical security controls is carried out.

The Cyber Essential Plus certification is recommended for businesses of all sizes wanting an extra level of assurance and is a good progression once your company has achieved Cyber Essentials certification.

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

For more information on our Cyber Essentials services and to see where we can support you, please get in touch using the contact button below.

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