Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme. Deigned to help organisations, whatever the size, manage and employ security measures against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.
Our self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.
Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.
Most cyber attacks are untargeted and use commodity tools to attack large amounts of devices, services and users at the same time in an indiscriminate way. Most cyber attacks are made up of repeated stages that are probing for further information or leads that can lead to a more targeted attack. These untargeted attacks exploit basic weaknesses that can be found in many organisations such as poorly configured firewalls, software that hasn't been patched and legacy computer systems that are no longer supported. Cyber Essentials will help an organisation defend against this type of attack. The process of putting in place the five core controls will eliminate all the common security gaps that up to 90% of cyber attacks rely on.