Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials helps you to guard your organisation against cyber attack.

Whatever the size of your organisation, Cyber Essentials is an effective, government-backed programme that can help you defend it from a significant number of the most common cyberattacks.

Although cyber attacks come in a wide variety of forms and sizes, the vast majority are very simple operations carried out by people with limited technical expertise. They act in a manner analogous to a burglar testing your front door to see if it is unlocked. The Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus schemes aim to help you identify and stop these assaults.

Today, Cyber Essentials certification is required for government contracts and, increasingly, for tenders in other fields. But more than that, certification is an investment in the future and security of your business.

Earning certification demonstrates an essential commitment to cyber safety to both business partners and customers. Let’s take a closer look at the details of the Cyber Essentials scheme as a whole and explain the difference between the two certifications.

Cyber Essentials Schemes

Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials certification process is the first step to cyber security for businesses in the UK. It outlines the security controls organisations must have to protect their data.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus has the very same requirements as Cyber Essentials (you must have all five security controls in place), but differs in one crucial aspect: an independent assessment carried out by a licensed auditor.