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Solutions 4 IT makes Cyber Essentials Plus certification hassle free.
Protect your business against data breaches and win new customers with one of our flexible packages.
Solutions 4 IT have a pre-assessment review that is designed to spot and fill gaps before the assessment takes place.
Other reasons to choose Solutions 4 IT for your Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
Pick the package to suit your business, either fully supported or Guided
Protect your business against the most common cyber-attacks with government backed certification
Expand your Business
Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place. Some government contracts require Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
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Steps to certification with our
Cyber Essentials Plus Package
You will need to provide your existing Cyber Essentials certification; this will need have been issued within the last 2 months. If you do not have a certification, we will need to certify you first.
We will send you an application that will detail what information we will require so that we can plan your assessment. We will also complete a pre-audit assessment with you to confirm your readiness.
Once we have all the information required and a date has been scheduled, we perform the internal and external vulnerability scans and contact nominated staff members.
We will advise the same day if the audit was a success or if any remediation needs to be completed.
The certification is valid for 12 months and will need to be renewed, we will contact you before this date to discuss.
Cyber Security FAQ
Cyber criminals don’t just target large corporations – more often they target smaller businesses, exploiting any weaknesses in IT security, infrastructure and software.
Why Should we get Cyber Essentials Plus Certified?
Becoming Cyber Essentials Plus certified confirms you have been independently audited against the Cyber Essentials Plus standard.
Being Cyber Essentials Plus certified confirms to others you are addressing cybersecurity effectively and mitigating the risk from internet-based threats and have met the standards set by the Cyber Essentials scheme. Certification will give assurance to stakeholders that you demonstrate compliance to the FIVE key controls, protecting your organisation against cyber threats and this reassurance may help with winning new business, while also safeguarding your current business.
Key Benefits of Cyber Essentials Plus Certification?
Protects your Business against the majority of common cyberattacks and demonstrates to stakeholders your commitment to keeping their data secure and your business operational. This can increase business retention and attract new business.
Increases the level of security of your systems and data, and puts processes in place to ensure this level continues – if not improves year on year. This helps to drive business efficiencies which in turn improves productivity through streamlined processes, reducing operational costs.
Allows you to work on UK government contracts that involve the handling of personal and sensitive information.
Reduces your insurance premiums by being able to prove your Business has increased its resilience to cyber threats.
Should I choose cyber essentials or cyber essentials plus?
This depends on the needs of your organisation, and also why you are putting it in place. For example if you are looking to work with the public sector on government contracts then they will ask for Cyber Essentials as a minimum. If you want to demonstrate that your organisation is compliant with cybersecurity and takes data protection seriously, then you may also want to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
How do I get cyber essentials plus certified?
Become Cyber Essentials Plus certified through these simple steps:
- Order Cyber Essentials Plus certification through our website.
- One of our CE Auditors will contact you and talk you through the requirements and answer any questions for you.
- Complete the provided documentation, our auditor will then schedule and complete your audit.
- If you are successful you will be issued with cyber essentials plus certification.
Where can I get details on the full requirements of the cyber essentials scheme?
Further details on Cyber Essentials and the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme can be found at the National Cyber Security Centre website.
Can I get the self-assessment questions before I pay for an assessment?
How is the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment verified?
It is the same checks as the Cyber Essentials scope but also requires a technical audit of the systems. This includes a representative set of user devices, all internet gateways, and all servers with services accessible to unauthenticated internet users.
If you have achieved the basic level Cyber Essentials certification less than 2 months before certifying to Cyber Essentials Plus and nothing has changed you will not need to repeat the self-assessment questions stage.
Our assessor will check that you still meet the FIVE security requirements of Cyber Essentials before proceeding with Cyber Essentials Plus certification. If you don’t currently have Cyber Essentials then this question set will need to be submitted as well, and our auditor will then evaluate that against the requirements as well as completing the technical audit, assuming you meet the requirements for the self-assessment questionnaire and the technical audit, you will be awarded Cyber Essential Plus.
Who is IASME?
IASME is the chosen organisation by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to take over full responsibility for Cyber Essentials delivery and become the Cyber Essentials Partner with the NCSC.
IASME also deliver the IASME Governance standard which allows smaller companies in a supply chain to demonstrate their level of cybersecurity cost-effectively to show that they are taking the steps to properly protect their customers information. Solutions 4 IT are a Certification Body for IASME for Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and IASME Governance.
If we fail will we get feedback about why we failed?
We will supply a report with the assessor feedback and any required remediation. You will then have 30 days to make the required changes.
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