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Cyber Essentials

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials, a Government-backed certification, establishes a robust security foundation for businesses online. Achieving Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus demonstrates your firm's dedication to cybersecurity, bolstering trust with customers, stakeholders, and partners.

What Does Cyber Essentials Cover?

Certification plays a vital role in empowering organisations to anticipate and effectively defend against the myriad of internet-based cybersecurity threats that they may encounter. By undergoing certification, businesses can proactively strengthen their security posture and resilience, ensuring they are well-prepared to mitigate potential risks and vulnerabilities. The comprehensive framework provided by certification covers a wide range of protective measures.

Hacking

Hacking is the exploitation of known vulnerabilities in Internet-connected devices.

Phishing & User training

Defrauding users into installing malicious applications or handing over important information. Making your users more aware of cyber threats and how they can help you stay secure is the first line of defence

Password Attacks

Manual or automated attempts to gain unauthorised access to online accounts or business data.

Data Security

Measures commonly used to gain unauthorised access to data and files

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Find the Right Cyber Essentials Scheme

Cyber Essentials Certification

  • Basic level of certification
  • The scheme consists of five controls that will reduce the impact of known cyber attacks
  • Self-assessment questionnaire and external vulnerability scan
  • Provides a basic level of assurance against known threats
  • Up to £100K cyber essentials insurance
  • Cyber Essentials is a required certification before moving on to Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

  • Advanced level of certification
  • Cyber Essentials plus scheme also consists of five controls
  • Cyber Essentials Plus includes a technical audit of your IT systems ensuring controls are in place
  • Provides a high level of assurance due to the additional internal scan and external assessment
  • Up to £100K cyber essentials insurance
  • Requires completion within 90 days of Cyber Essentials

Our Service

A DONE4U Service

Our Cyber Essentials offerings are designed to provide you with a comprehensive and hassle-free solution for your certification needs. Instead of simply supporting you in doing the self-certification yourself, we offer a DONE4U service where we take care of everything for you. All we require is your cooperation in granting us access to your systems therefore allowing us to ensure that the necessary security tools are in place. We can help you here as well if you are non compliant.

Our team of experts will handle the rest, ensuring that your business is fully protected and compliant with the Cyber Essentials standards. With our done4u service, you can have peace of mind knowing that your cybersecurity is in good hands.

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Cyber Essentials Packages

ITO-Secure-CE ITO-Secure-CE+
Cyber Essentials Done4u Certification
Up to 100k Free Cyber Insurance
Annual Certification Registration
Remote Support - Fully Inclusive
Readiness Audit
Bespoke Policy Documentation
Continuous Compliance Assessment
Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
Guaranteed Pass ***
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£75
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From
£195
/month

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Cyber Essentials Complete Guide

Our complete Cyber Essentials guide is a valuable resource for any business looking to improve their cybersecurity measures. By downloading the guide, you'll gain access to expert insights on how to protect your business from cyber threats, comply with government requirements, and build trust with your customers and suppliers. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your cybersecurity and safeguard your business.

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Cyber Essentials Benefits

What are the benefits of Cyber Essentials

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How will Cyber Essentials keep me safe?

By correctly implementing the five controls of Malware protection, access control, firewalls and routers, secure configuration and software updates, your organisation and its commercially sensitive data can be safeguarded against approximately 80% of cyber attacks.

What other benefits will Cyber Essentials give me?

Certification demonstrates your dedication to security and helps secure your supply chain by showing your business partners, regulators, and suppliers that you take cyber security seriously.

Ok but will it help me secure more business?

By assuring customers that you have cyber security measures in place, you can enhance your reputation and attract new security conscious clients, thereby increasing your chances of securing business.

What do I need to work with the UK Government?

Obtaining Cyber Essentials certification is necessary for working with the UK government, while Cyber Essentials Plus provides is required is you wish to work with the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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Why choose IT Outcomes

Cost-Effective Certification

Explore cost-effective certification options tailored to fit your budget.

Certified Assessors with Expertise

Benefit from the guidance of experienced Cyber Essentials assessors.

Comprehensive Cyber Protection

Safeguard your business with a suite of integrated cyber protection tools.

Boosts Business Growth

Gain customer trust and attract new opportunities with our certification services.

Cyber Essentials FAQs

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Cyber Essentials certification in Kent. If you can't find the answer you were looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed certification that proves your business has taken the necessary steps to protect against the majority of basic cybersecurity threats. There are two levels of certification: Cyber Essential and Cyber Essentials Plus.

The standard Cyber Essentials certification is an online self-assessment. Cyber Essentials Plus is a more in-depth assessment that includes on-premise verification of your self-assessment.

Cyber Essentials will be satisfactory for most small businesses, but larger businesses and those who want to prove their cybersecurity measures to clients, insurers and professional bodies should opt for the additional in-house verification that’s only available with Cyber Essentials Plus.

The Cyber Essentials assessment tests five key areas of your cybersecurity infrastructure: firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection and patch management.

Both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus offer a host of benefits to businesses. By meeting the certification’s requirements, businesses will be protecting themselves from 99%* of basic cybersecurity threats. The certification itself proves to clients, insurers and governing bodies that your business is committed to protecting IT infrastructure and data. It can help you win new business, too. Cyber Essentials certification is actively encouraged or required to win an increasing number of Government and private sector contracts.

When you complete Cyber Essentials, you will receive a certificate reference number and a Cyber Essentials badge to publish on your website and marketing collateral. Your business will also be listed on the NCSC’s database of Cyber Essentials-certified organisations.

Cyber Essentials can be seen as a stepping stone towards full ISO 27001 certification. Cyber Essentials focuses on basic cybersecurity measures, while ISO 27001 is a much more in-depth assessment. If you’re already ISO 27001 compliant, achieving Cyber Essentials certification will be relatively straightforward.

Cyber Essentials certification is valid for one year. Organisations must be recertified every year, which is why we recommend committing to an ongoing package. This will keep your business secure and significantly reduce the effort and cost of annual renewals.

Unfortunately, gaining Cyber Essentials certification the previous year does not guarantee you will pass this year. Businesses must stay up to date with the requirements and implement them throughout the year to be sure of a successful renewal. That’s why we provide an ongoing service as part of our packages so that you remain compliant throughout the year and significantly reduce the cost and amount of remedial work needed to recertify.

If you fail the initial Cyber Essentials assessment, you have three days to fix the issues and re-submit the application. This is extended to 15 days for Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

While IT Outcomes guarantees certification for businesses that sign up for one of our plans, it is still possible to fail the initial assessment. However, we will work with you to ensure you submit a passing application within the time limit.

Necessary controls must be in place for a guaranteed pass to be achieved.

Applying for Cyber Essentials certification on your own can be a long and laborious process. If you fail the assessment, it’s not always clear what is wrong or how to fix it. Working with a Certification Body like IT Outcomes streamlines the application process. We can highlight the areas you need to improve and explain exactly what you need to do to pass. In some cases, we can complete the application on your behalf but will require to certify our work and declare that the application is correct. We can also provide ongoing support to keep you protected throughout the year and reduce the effort and cost of recertifying in the future.

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