Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations ratify their cyber security systems and platforms in order to protect themselves against common online threats.
Cyber Essentials is a security certification and accreditation to demonstrate that you have five key controls in place to prevent cyber crime. Cyber Essentials requires a self-assessment questionnaire, with the responses independently reviewed by an external certifying body.
Cyber Essentials Plus requires an independent assessment of your security controls, to verify that you do indeed have the five technical security controls in place. It will involve a vulnerability scan, which will identify unpatched or unsupported software, open ports and incorrect firewall configuration. There is also support for physical and technical controls in restricting access to third parties, such as clients and suppliers visiting your offices.
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• Demonstrate that you have five key controls in
• Five key controls are; Boundary Firewalls &
Internet Gateways, Secure Configuration,
Access Control, Malware Protection and
• Cyber Essentials requires a self-assessment
questionnaire - reviewed by an external
• All element of normal package and an independent
assessment of your security controls
• Vulnerability scan, which will identify
unpatched, or unsupported software, open
ports and incorrect firewall configuration.
• Supports physical and technical controls for
restricting access to third parties, such as clients
and suppliers visiting your offices.
Protect your business by implementing
the five controls correctly into your
Cyber Essentials allows you to focus on your
core business objectives knowing that you're
protected from the majority of cyber-attacks.
The majority of government supply chain
and contracts now require this as a
qualification for applying.
By demonstrating your commitment to protecting
your own, customer and supplier data, your
company will address other compliance requirements.
Whilst GDPR regulations cover a large scope
of data security, Cyber Essentials can help your
organisation avoid large fines by proving to the
UK regulator that your business has
the right controls in place.
Cyber insurance agencies often look
more favourably on organisations that have
achieved Cyber Essentials certification.
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