We help you and your business achieve the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. Providing Cyber Essentials to businesses in Newcastle Under Lyme ,Stoke On Trent and Staffordshire.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials​

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed certification that helps businesses protect themselves from cyber threats by focusing on five key areas of cybersecurity. It is a basic level of certification.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus is a higher level of certification that includes an additional assessment of an organisation’s cybersecurity measures beyond the scope of the basic certification. It provides a more comprehensive level of cybersecurity assurance for businesses.

About the scheme​

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed certification scheme that was introduced in 2014 to help businesses protect themselves from cyber threats. It is designed to provide a basic level of cybersecurity for organisations of all sizes, and it focuses on five key areas: boundary firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection, and patch management.

Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates that a business has taken steps to secure its IT systems and data against common cyber threats. It is becoming increasingly important for businesses to achieve this certification as cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated. By achieving Cyber Essentials certification, businesses can show their customers, partners, and suppliers that they take cybersecurity seriously and are committed to protecting their sensitive data. It can also help businesses to comply with regulations and win new business opportunities.

How we help

We begin by conducting an initial assessment of the client’s IT infrastructure to identify any vulnerabilities that need to be addressed. We then work closely with the client to implement the necessary cybersecurity measures and policies to achieve certification.

We offer a range of services to help businesses achieve Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification, including cybersecurity assessments, vulnerability scans, policy development, and staff training. Our team works closely with our clients to ensure that they understand the certification process and the steps needed to achieve certification. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support, and we pride ourselves on helping businesses achieve a higher level of cybersecurity assurance.

Cyber Essentials 5 Key Controls

Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways: Organisations must have secure firewalls and internet gateways in place to control access to their networks from external sources, as well as to restrict the flow of sensitive information.

Secure Configuration: Organisations must ensure that all their devices and software are securely configured and that they are patched and updated regularly to address vulnerabilities and reduce the risk of cyber-attacks.

Access Control: Organisations must limit user access to systems and data based on the principle of least privilege, ensuring that users can only access the information they need to do their jobs.

Malware Protection: Organisations must have anti-malware measures in place to protect against viruses, ransomware, and other malicious software that can compromise the security of their networks.

Patch Management: Organisations must maintain an up-to-date inventory of all their software and hardware assets and apply patches and updates as soon as they become available to address vulnerabilities and reduce the risk of cyber-attacks.

Our Assessments

Cyber Essentials – We carry out a question based assessment and an external vulnerability scan. It is in place to ensure you are meeting the standards of cyber protection.

Cyber Essentials Plus – We provide an onsite assessment with a internal and extra vulnerability scan.

Please note that Cyber Essentials Plus certification must be carried out within 3 month of the the standard certification.

Reasons why your business should get Cyber Essentials

Demonstrates commitment to cybersecurity: Achieving a Cyber Essentials certificate demonstrates to customers, partners, and stakeholders that a company takes cybersecurity seriously and has implemented a strong security posture to protect against cyber-attacks.

Increases trust and confidence: Cyber Essentials certification provides a clear indication that a company has taken the necessary steps to protect their systems and data. This can increase trust and confidence among customers, partners, and stakeholders, leading to greater business opportunities and partnerships.

Competitive advantage: In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is a critical concern for businesses of all sizes. Obtaining a Cyber Essentials certificate can provide a competitive advantage over other companies that do not have this certification.

Helps meet regulatory requirements: Many regulatory bodies, such as the UK government, require organisations to have Cyber Essentials certification as a minimum standard for cybersecurity. Obtaining a Cyber Essentials certificate can help organizations meet these requirements and avoid potential penalties.

Reduces risk and potential costs: Implementing the Cyber Essentials controls can significantly reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and associated costs, such as reputational damage, financial losses, and legal liabilities. By obtaining a Cyber Essentials certificate, companies can demonstrate that they have taken proactive steps to reduce these risks.

Click here to view the certification in more depth on the Governments website. Click here to enquire about Cyber Essentials Newcastle Under Lyme, Stoke On Trent and Staffordshire today.


Cyber Essentials Staffordshire

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