DEMONSTRATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO CYBER SECURITY
Cyber attacks cost companies millions of pounds each year and create long periods of downtime and disruption which can have significant implications for businesses.
Contrary to popular belief, many malicious individuals go after smaller companies as these are often softer targets with easier to exploit vulnerabilities.
The two Cyber Essentials certifications address the basics and show you how to protect against the most common attacks. In order to pass the certification your organisation must meet the following requirements:
User Access Control
Developed and launched by the UK Government, the Cyber Essentials scheme offers organisations an easy way to prevent the more common cyber threats, demonstrate your commitment to cyber security and implement a basic level of assurance within your organisation.
This service involves a self-assessment questionnaire and provides basic level security measures to protect your income, resources, clients and reputation. It is designed for small businesses which need to start with foundational protection.
Cyber Essentials Plus
The Cyber Essentials Plus certification is regarded much more highly than the standard Cyber Essentials certification, not only due to the certifications being much more thorough but also because it is mandatory for government contracts.
Like the standard Cyber Essentials certification, Cyber Essentials Plus requires a self assessment questionnaire, but also involves a Vulnerability Scan which will identify any vulnerabilities which exist in your networks.
However, achieving this certification demonstrates to your clients and business partners that you take data protection seriously, have adequate protection for their information as well as your own and have made a conscious effort to increase your cyber defences.