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What is the Cyber Essentials scheme?

Cyber Essentials is a UK government scheme supported by the National Cyber Security Centre that sets out five basic security controls to protect organisations from around 80% of common cyber attacks, this scheme is managed by the IASME Consortium, who licences certification bodies to carry out the Cyber Essentials certifications.

Why do I need Cyber Essentials?

There are numerous benefits that SMEs can look forward to when getting certified for Cyber Essentials, including:-

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
  • You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification

What does Cyber Essentials cover?

Cyber Essentials addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber attacks.

  1. Boundary firewalls and internet gateways – using a firewall to secure your network
  2. Secure configuration – choosing the most secure settings for your devices and software
  3. Access control – control who has access to your data and services
  4. Malware protection – protect yourself from viruses and malware
  5. Patch management – keep your devices and software up to date

What’s the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials includes an self-assessment questionnaire

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus includes a hands-on technical audit of the systems that are in scope for Cyber Essentials.


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