The Benefits of a Cyber Essentials Certification For Your Orgnaisation

As cyber threats become more sophisticated, it is important that any organisation invests in digital security. Cyber Essentials help you to guard your organisation against cyber attack, guarding it from the most common cyber threats. A Cyber Essentials Certification demonstrates your commitment to cyber security.


What is Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme which is aimed at helping organisations to protect themselves against common internet-based cyber attacks.

When you achieve a Certification to Cyber Essentials, this provides reassurance that your security controls will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks. This then serves as a deterrent to cyber criminals.

How to gain a Cyber Essentials Certification
It is simple and easy to achieve a Cyber Essentials Certification. it involves your organisation completing an online self-assessment questionnaire.

What do you need to prepare?
This Cyber Essentials Checklist will ensure you are prepared for what will be assessed for your certification. This includes the key areas and equipment that will be assessed for the Cyber Essentials certification.
  • Any Hardware or devices used by your organisation
  • Software and firmware used by your organisation
  • Firewalls and protecting your internet gateway
  • The Cloud services
  • Secure configurations
  • The use of passwords
  • Any protection against malware
  • User accounts
What are the Benefits of a Cyber Essentials Certification?

You'll be protected- When you achieve a Cyber Essentials Certificate, your organisation is effectively protecting itself against  most common cyber attacks.

Provides reassurance to customers- A Cyber Essentials Certificate provides reassurance to your clients that you take cyber security seriously and have a strong set of controls and measures.

Attract new business opportunities- A Cyber Essentials certification will help you attract new business opportunities as they will satisfy public sector and Government contracts that require a Cyber Essentials Certification to be in place.

Gain Insurance- With a Cyber Essentials Certification, you are entitled to Cyber Liability Insurance which gives you £25,000 limit of indemnity.

Join directory of organisations- A Cyber Essentials Certification will enable you to be listed on a directory of certificate organisations which are operated by IASME, the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC’s) Cyber Essentials Partner, which is responsible for the delivery of the scheme.

*This is a collaborative post.