Introducing Cyber Essentials – Cyber Security Guidance for Business

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Cyber Essentials encourages all organisations to take basic steps to protect themselves online. But what is it?

In this blog we will be looking at one of the key aspects called ‘Cyber Essentials’ certification, that not only helps businesses to identify security risks and implement steps to resolve those, but also shows potential and current customers that you care about their protection. There are two levels of this certification:

1. Cyber Essentials (CE)

The team behind C&P offer to help businesses through their Cyber Essentials accreditation and have done so for many companies throughout the UK over the years, this accreditation is simple yet effective and can be started on as soon as you are ready to take that step.

Cyber Essentials shows you how to put technical measures in place to protect your business against the most common internet threats. You can also apply for the CE badge to demonstrate to customers your business takes this issue seriously. Cyber Essentials is recommended by the government for all organisations.

Our self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark you out as a target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and other threats.

Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place. CE shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.

2. Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+)

CE+ still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for the Plus, a hands-on technical verification is carried out.

To learn more about Cyber Essentials accreditations or to book an expert to help you to qualify, please contact us.