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
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
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.