Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported security standard to help organisations protect themselves from the most common cyber threats. It focuses on five key controls, which, when properly implemented, will help to protect organisations from the most prevalent forms of cyber threats. In particular, it focuses on cyber threats which require low levels of attacker skill, and which are widely available online.
By achieving a Cyber Essentials certification, you will mitigate the risk of common cyber attacks, be able to demonstrate to your stakeholders that you have precautions in place to protect sensitive data, and allow you to bid for specific Government contracts.
There are two levels of certification: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
Cyber Essentials – the basic level of certification can be achieved by completing a self-assessment questionnaire, which is verified by us.
Cyber Essentials Plus – the higher level of certification involves the same process as Cyber Essentials, but also includes an external test. We will work with you to ensure you have the adequate security controls in place, and then simulate a basic cyber attack to test your controls.
We are licensed by the national accreditation body IASME to assess and certify against the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme requirements. We also offer consulting services to help you achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. We are also a Trusted Partner of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre for Cyber Essentials.