A new government scheme has been developed to assess the controls businesses have in place to deal with cyber security threats.

What is Cyber Essentials?

The Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus marks are a government and industry backed certification available for businesses of all size and sectors.  Companies who are assessed and meet the requirements are awarded a certificate and provided with a badge to use in their marketing efforts.

Why should we become accredited?

Businesses that are bidding for or working on central government contract are required to comply with the scheme as of 1 October 2014.

Cyber Essentials also presents an opportunity for businesses who are not dealing with government to demonstrate to existing and prospective clients, investors and partners that they take cyber security seriously.  Furthermore some insurance bodies now offer incentives to businesses with Cyber Essentials certification.

If you are unsure as to whether your business meets the requirements for the Cyber Essentials certification or you need assistance in taking you through the certification process, please contact us on 0330 124 3599 to find out more.