Are you ready to undertake the Cyber Essentials certification?
Many businesses are becoming Cyber Essentials certified to demonstrate their cyber security compliance. You may have already heard about it, or seen it on businesses websites and email signatures, but what is Cyber Essentials? Are you ready? In this blog we divulge into what Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus is and why you need it…
What is Cyber Essentials and why should I get it?
From impersonal phishing scams to highly targeted hacking, cyber threats present in many forms, so it is important for businesses to be equipped with defences needed to guard against a multitude of cyber attacks and Cyber Essentials is a great place to start.
Cyber Essentials is a scheme to demonstrate your business’ cyber security measures, it’s a smart way to protect your business. It is even a key requirement for some tendering processes and contracts, as well as a way to provide piece of mind to customers, reassuring them that their data is secure. So, gaining certification can attract new clients as well as help reassure current customers.
What is the process?
Here at Computer Geeks, our clients can work with our team to achieve their certification. Our team will assess your business against the criteria necessary to identify areas where you need to improve your cyber security. Once your business meets the requirements, you are awarded your certification.
What’s the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?
There are two levels of certification:
Cyber Essentials gives you protection against a wide range of the most common cyber attacks. It provides a simple way to learn about and address cyber threats, and lessens your vulnerability to basic attacks that can make you a target for cyber criminals. IT policies are also written and provided for the client.
This certification gives you and your customers piece of mind that you are protected against a lot of common cyber attacks.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus goes a step further as a ‘hands-on technical verification’ is carried out.
Not only is your business put to the test against the self-assessment for the Cyber Essentials certification, but a third-party assessor also carries out an audit of your system to identify areas needing improvement, this can range from cyber-attack simulation to testing for two-factor authentication.
How do I get started?
Get in touch to see if your business is ready for Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification, our team can guide you to becoming fully compliant. For more information and advice, our friendly team are happy to help, drop us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0117 325 0370