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Protect your business against data breaches and win new customers with one of our flexible packages.
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"As well as helping us with our original Cyber Essentials certification, Solutions 4 IT have recently helped us recertify. They made the whole process very smooth and straightforward and were able to advise on Cyber Security best practice. If you are looking for a Cyber Essentials certification – look no further!"
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 Certified?
Becoming Cyber Essentials certified has several benefits. This also depends on the industry sectors you work within, for example some government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification as a minimum.
Being Cyber Essentials 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 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 certified?
Become Cyber Essentials certified through these simple steps:
- Order Cyber Essentials 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 online self-assessment
- Once submitted this will be reviewed by an assessor. If you are successful you will be issued with cyber essentials ceritification
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 assessment verified?
Once you’ve submitted and signed off your assesment a qualified assessor will then evaluate the responses against the criteria. If you meet the FIVE core requirements, you will pass and receive certification.
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?
Yes you’ll get feedback, we will supply a report with the answers you gave along with the assessor feedback. This will help you improve your security so you can achieve certification in the future.
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The cyber essentials certification process assesses a set of controls that provide basic cyber security for all types of organisations. Cyber essentials involve a self-assessment questionnaire of these controls, ensuring that each of them are present and are functional to verify that they protect the organisation and their cyber security system.