Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-backed scheme designed to protect your organisation – regardless of size, industry and location – against the most routine 80% of cyber attacks, reducing the risk of business disruption and downtime, whilst demonstrating your commitment to cyber security.
Whilst these attacks come in various shapes and sizes, the majority are pretty basic and executed by rather unskilled individuals – the online equivalent of a local burglar trying your car door to see if it’s unlocked – tedious, tiring and time-consuming for any business owner.
Reassuring current customers and new clients that you are serious about cyber security and gaining an industry-respected Government certification are both real business benefits of undertaking the programme. It is also worth remembering that some high-profile contracts are only given to Cyber Essentials-certified organisations and you could benefit from discounted cyber-insurance cover.
Cyber Essentials self-assessment certification gives you peace of mind and protection against most common attacks. It is worth remembering that vulnerability to basic attacks can also identify you as a target for more aggressive attention from cyber criminals. Cyber Essentials walks you through how to prepare for and guard against the most common attacks; responses to the questionnaire in the toolkit assist you in developing a practical action plan.
Cyber Essentials delivers real peace of mind, often saving you money and improving productivity, as well as reassuring clients of your commitment to security and offering new business opportunities.
Cost: £1995+vat (includes certification and two days consultancy)
“Paul has just done a brilliant job of helping us achieve Cyber Essentials certification. Paul has acted as our expert guide, leading us through the steps required to achieve and maintain best practice, patiently translating the IT jargon into English and helping us understand the process.” DB, Chartered Accountant, Hertfordshire