CyberEssentials is a government-backed, industry-supported scheme designed to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber security threats. Compliance to the standard ensures that a set of basic technical and organisational controls are in place to help businesses strengthen their IT Security.
The National Cyber Security Centre (the public face of the GCHQ) were involved in the development and content of the scheme.
There are two levels to the scheme, CyberEssentials, and CyberEssentials+.
Certification to CyberEssentials is a recognised and formal accreditation which indicates that you have the fundamentals of cybersecurity in place. It focusses on:
Certification to CyberEssentials+ further demonstrates that appropriate and robust IT governance policies and procedures are in place. The CyberEssentials+ certification process requires you to have penetration testing performed and remedial action taken on any vulnerabilities that are identified. Your system is also scanned internally to identify any vulnerabilities that can arise from unpatched or unsupported operating systems or software.
A CyberEssentials certification must be renewed annually.
As well as helping to safeguard your data from attack, a CyberEssentials accreditation is a convenient and recognised means of promoting your company’s data protection standards. CyberEssentials is becoming the de facto minimum standard in many industry sectors.
Pro-Networks will work with you to obtain your CyberEssentials certification, at either the CyberEssentials or CyberEssentials+ standards. We control and manage the process for you end-to-end and we’ll explain every step of the way in plain English.
We've been through it ourselves and have helped many customers achieve certification.
Contact us and discuss your requirements, and we'll start the ball rolling towards your accreditation.