Cyber Essentials

What is the solution to cyber threats?

Cybercrime has been happening for some time now and is still ongoing. Following the start of the pandemic in 2020 more than 15,000 coronavirus-related malicious campaigns were removed by the National Cybersecurity Centre. Cybercriminals look to exploit any vulnerability to generate income. Organisations have been talking about Cyber Essentials recently. With the ever-growing push from the government, clients, and suppliers, you’ve probably already heard about it too. Frankly, Cyber Essentials works.

UK organisations are now prioritising cybersecurity by implementing Cyber Essentials and that’s exactly why UK organisations have seen such a decrease in the number of breaches.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is the only UK Government cyber certification created for SME’s to reduce their risk to the most common cyber-attacks. Achieving the certification presents your alignment with the five main Technical Security Controls which show that your business is safe and secure. Cyber Essentials are the standard to compare the current condition of your cybersecurity against. The goal is to reach the standard Cyber Essentials and once this is done you achieve the Cyber Essentials certification. Then your organisation will have reduced its cyber threats more effectively.

Benefits

  • The only Government-backed UK cybersecurity standard.
  • Save time, money, and resources.
  • Being certified is a minimum requirement for any organisation looking to obtain Government contracts.
  • The certification shows you care about protecting data.
  • It builds trust with your suppliers and customers.

How many certifications are there?

There are two certifications: one for Cyber Essentials and one for Cyber Essentials Plus. Both are achieved differently, and both respectively have their benefits for your organisation. To gain a better understanding of which certification you need for your organisation, it is important to understand the difference between the certifications.

What is the difference?

Cyber Essentials is a ‘DIY’ certification. It can be completed by your organisation’s own IT department or a certified, external third party if you do not have the capacity or technical expertise in-house. Your organisation completes a self-assessment questionnaire, and the responses are then independently reviewed by an external certifying body. This certification shows your clients and customers that you care immensely about your cybersecurity.

Cyber Essentials Plus requires the use of an external certifying body to pursue the system tests rather than the ‘DIY’ nature of Cyber Essentials. Cyber Essentials Plus shows you are doing absolutely everything in your power to protect their data and this is verified by an external ‘auditor’.

Reasons to get Cyber Essentials

Proves you’re Secure

Prevent 80% of Attacks

Required for UK Public Sector Tenders

Fully Guided Process

Saves on Insurance

24-hour Certification Process

If you would like to find out more information on Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus, please complete the form below and we will be in touch.

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Cyber Essentials Self Assessment

£ 299.99

Per Year
The basic self-assessment can be taken by your own organisations IT department but your answers won’t be reviewed by us before submission.

Cyber Essentials Pre-Assessment

£ 799.99 / £74.99

Per Year / Per Month
Achieve Cyber Essentials with assistance from your personal Account Manager whilst also ensuring your business is compliant with GDPR.

Cyber Essentials Plus

£ 1199.99 / £119.99

Per Year / Per Month
Achieve Cyber Essentials Plus with assistance from your personal Account Manager.

Cyber Essentials Guided Assessment

£ 449.99 / £42.99

Per Year / Per Month
Your assessment answers will be reviewed by your Account Manager so you can remediate any issues and make sure you pass the first time.

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