Cyber Essentials

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber attacks come in many forms, but most are quite basic and can be easily defended against. The government-backed Cyber Essentials certification scheme assists organisations in mitigating the risks of the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials is a self-assessment certification that ensures your cyber defences are robust enough to protect against the majority of common cyberattacks. Obtaining Cyber Essentials is a straightforward process; by completing a self-assessment questionnaire, you are evaluated against the five basic security controls.

  • Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks
  • Stand out from competitors, retain and win more business
  • Increased credibility and reputation, customers feel more confident in sharing information with you
  • Raised awareness of threat with staff reduces risk levels
  • Improved business continuity management
  • Tender for contracts with the MOD, NHS, and central government work
  • Reduce your insurance premiums by reducing your resilience to cyber threats
  • Drive business efficiencies throughout your organisation which helps improve productivity