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Have you got your Cyber Essentials certification?

Brad Snow Blog

We are very pleased to announce that we are now Cyber Essentials certified. This involved a full assessment of our systems which has been independently verified to standards set by the National Cyber Security Centre.

What is Cyber Essentials?

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cybersecurity standard against which organisations can be assessed and certified. The scheme is based on the ’10 Steps to Cyber Security’ which was launched by the government in 2012. Within this, the government urged companies to take ownership of their cyber risks and ensure a minimum level of cybersecurity. Despite this many companies continued to leave themselves open to attacks. Following a call for a standard to be introduced for organisational cyber security the Cyber Essentials scheme was formalised in November 2013. The Cyber Essentials scheme identifies the security controls that a company should have in place to mitigate the risk from cyber threats.

Does your organisation need Cyber Essentials Certification?

With the GDPR coming into effect now and the ever-growing number of cyber threats and malware, all organisations should be focusing on their cybersecurity. The controls and mitigation strategies that are incorporated within the certification are applicable to all organisations, of all sizes and in all sectors. The Cyber Essentials certification can be a great selling point for an organisation to demonstrate to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. Something that is becoming more important to customers with so many large-scale cyber attacks occuring.

The Cyber Essentials Scheme focuses on five main strategies within the 10 Steps to Cyber Security guide:

  • Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways
  • Secure Configuration
  • Access Control
  • Malware Protection
  • Patch Management

We have already helped many of our customers achieve this,  so if you would like to know more about the Cyber Essentials Certification or cybersecurity in general contact us now  or visit to find out more about how we can help secure your companies network.