Cyber Essentials

Beginning your Cyber Security journey

Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrates your commitment to cyber security.

It is run by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre – part of GCHQ).

It is also a key component of the ICO’s (Information Commissioner’s Office) GDPR checklist.

Work towards and achieve Cyber Essentials Plus in order to:

  • Have security driven by policy and process – not driven by IT and tools
  • Alignment to the recognised UK standard
  • Reduce your risks by 80% (NCSC statistics)
  • Demonstrate to your stakeholders that you take Cyber Security Seriously
  • Reduce your Cyber and Commercial Crime insurance premiums
  • Be ahead of competitors as CE+ becomes an essential requirement in supply chain
    (Tender submissions / bids / meeting minimum requirements for security)

5 essential technical controls

Secure your internet connection

Secure your devices and software

Control access to your data and services

Protect from viruses and other malware

Keep your devices and software up to date

Cyber Essentials

This essentially says: “We have started on our cyber security journey” and it will:

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
  • You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber Essentials can help your organisation in many ways:

  • Reassure customers that you take cyber security seriously
  • Be listed on NCSC’s Directory of organisations awarded Cyber Essentials
  •  Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place

Guided telephone assessment for around an hour

Certification in less than 24 hours

Cyber Essentials Plus

This says: “We take our cyber security very seriously” and it delivers:

  • All the benefits of Cyber Essentials PLUS your cyber security is verified by independent experts
  • Protects against 80% of known cyber threats

Cyber Essentials can help your organisation in many ways:

  • Reassure customers that you take cyber security seriously
  • Be listed on NCSC’s Directory of organisations awarded Cyber Essentials
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place 
  1. Pre-assessment
  2. Re-assessment and certificate award
  • Pre-assessment delivers:
    • Executive level report
    • Technical instructions to enable your IT people to ‘fill in the gaps’
    • It also identifies what your IT people have not been doing!
  • Re-assessment & certification:
    • Confirms the gaps have been filled
    • Issue certificate and logos

Housing case study

Size of company:
25

Sector:
Housing

Threat protection cover:
Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, Ongoing Cyber Support

Overview:

Our client holds lots of confidential data relating to tenants in their properties and financial and medical care plans in relation to the care and support of those tenants in their properties and managed/assisted living spaces.

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Managed Business Services case study

Size of company:
25

Sector:
IT

Threat protection cover:
Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, Ongoing Cyber Support

Overview:

Our client, a smaller company within a larger organisation, providing internal and external ICT support for the wider company and their end clients.

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Data Management case study

Size of company:
50-100

Sector:
Government

Threat protection cover:
Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, Ongoing Cyber Support

Overview:

Our client works with several very well-known UK brands and local / central government departments all of which, through questionnaires and external audits, were asking our client for further information about their security provision as there was a need to ensure that the data being managed by our client was secure.

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Legal case study

Size of company:
25

Sector:
Legal

Threat protection cover:
Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, Ongoing Cyber Support

Overview:

Our client, a legal firm, wanted to improve their Cyber Security Posture through the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification path.

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Our Credentials

We are the only Cyber Security Company who can certify your compliance (we are an approved certifying body) and manage your security and risk on an ongoing basis, as well as help you achieve Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and IASME Gold Framework.

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