Reasons you need Cyber Essentials
What is Cyber Essentials –
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. To improve cyber security in its supply chain, the government has decreed suppliers must be compliant with the Cyber Essentials scheme in order to bid for contracts. This defends the integrity of government information and will provide your company with a competitive advantage.
Why you need it –
Show Your Customers You Take Cyber Security Seriously – Having Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates to your customers, suppliers and other partners that you take data security seriously and proactively adhering to GDPR legislation.
Because Cyber Essentials is accredited by the government and used nationally, it shows prospects that you have done your due diligence and have systems in place to protect their information. This provides more confidence, gaining their trust and encouraging them to work with you.
- Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
- Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
- You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
- Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification
How to gain accreditation –
Contact us for a free initial discussion – we can answer any questions you may have and lay out more clearly what Cyber Essentials means for you. We can also explain the differences between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus and what one is right for you.
Verification – Cyber Essentials has a detailed set of requirements for your IT. We will identify areas of concern and ensure changes are made that allow your systems and software meet these before we move to the next stage.
Completion – once all requirements are being met, we will complete the Cyber Essentials questionnaire for you and submit for accreditation.