Cyber Essentials Plus.
Cyber attacks are becoming a significant threat to businesses. Organisations need to focus on cybersecurity to protect assets, data, and the company from extortion. They also need to demonstrate this to their customers and partners. Cyber Essentials Basic and Cyber Essentials Plus are nationally recognised badges that show a company’s cybersecurity knowledge level.
What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that will help your business protect itself from common online threats. Common online threats account for 80% of cyberattacks, and the scheme focuses on five precautionary controls that protect against them.
The five controls of Cyber Essentials are:
- Updating security settings
- Configuring your firewall
- Controlling access to your data
- Protecting against malware and viruses
- Ensuring all devices install updates
What's the difference?
Cyber Essentials Basic
Cyber Essentials Basic is a simple and straightforward education and self-assessment scheme. When you gain a CE Basic Certification, you know that you have acquired basic cybersecurity knowledge; however, there is no guarantee that you have implemented the controls effectively in the real world.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus includes an onsite audit carried out by an external certified body. The audit tests for the correct implementation of the technical security controls set out in the certification program. Our audit verifies security using techniques such as basic hacking and simulated phishing attacks.
Cyber Essentials Plus is ideal for larger companies with their own small cybersecurity or development teams. If your company is striving for the best in its field, CE Plus is a must.
There are many benefits to gaining Cyber Essentials Plus Certification, not only for your company but partners, employees, and clients.
Bid on public sector work.
CE Certification is the minimum level of required cybersecurity to work on government contracts. cybersecurity seriously.
Demonstrate compliance and data security.
CE Plus Certification shows you have been audited by an external certified body, which is needed if you handle sensitive data as you are more likely to be a target for cyber-attacks.
Win contracts against your competition.
Security throughout the partner chain is crucial today. If you have CE Plus and your competitor has CE Basic, you show that you have a lower cyber risk, making you more likely to win the contract.
Work across a greater range of industries
Businesses working in telecoms, health, or defence are required to have CE Plus Certification.
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We deliver salient cyber security solutions for growing small businesses, all levels of government, nonprofit organizations and large multinational corporations.
Cyber Security for SME's
Cyber Essentials is for companies working in any sector that have a small development or information security team, that can help oversee the process.
Cyber Essentials Pricing
The price you pay for Cyber Essentials plus will depend on the company size, infrastructure, number of devices and the security controls you already have in place. If you have a large company, are in tech industry, or looking to go beyond the scope of CE Plus, you can learn more about penetration testing here.
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