Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a straight-forward, no nonsense, scheme to help organisations protect themselves against the majority of online attacks. It is applicable to all sizes of organisations, and is particularly useful for small and medium-sized enterprises.

By adopting Cyber Essentials you will demonstrate your committment to securing yourself and your customers through the application of five foundation controls:

  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • Access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management

The Cyber Essentials scheme enables organisations to gain one of two new assessment badges.

  • Cyber Essentials – a self assessment against the five basic controls, independently verified by a qualified assessor.
  • Cyber Essentials PLUS – a higher level of assurance, whereby a qualified and independent assessor examines the same five controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking attacks.

It is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI as well as a number of insurance organisations which are offering incentives for businesses.

To find out more and to discuss your Cyber Essentials requirements in more depth, please contact us.