Cyber Essentials is a UK government information/data assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) that encourages organisations to adopt good practices surrounding data security. Cyber Essentials has been designed by the government to make it easy for you to protect your organisation against common cyber threats.
Think of it like this, you’re in the middle of your driving test, hoping to achieve your driving licence. The assessor in the passenger seat understands what you need to do in order to pass and the assessor will be using a checklist to determine whether you pass or fail. The company certifying your organisation are the assessor and Cyber Essentials is the checklist.
Cyber Essentials is the standard to compare the current condition of your cyber security against. The aim is to reach the Cyber Essentials standard and once this is done, you achieve the Cyber Essentials certification and your organisation will have reduced its cyber threat immensely.
How Reliable Networks helps you to get certified?
Our experienced engineers will join you in a workshop during which we will gather all required information and complete your pre-assessment questionnaire. Next, we will provide recommendations for the areas requiring attention or changes and help you put the right solutions in place. Once they have been addressed, we will contact the certifying body, submit your application and manage all communication required to get certified.
Cyber Essentials vs Cyber Essentials Plus
There are only two certifications for Cyber Essentials – Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. They are both achieved in different ways and both respectively have their benefits for your organisation. A Cyber Essentials certification shows your clients and customers that you care about your cyber security whereas Cyber Essentials Plus shows you are doing absolutely everything in your control to protect their data.