Cyber Essentials FAQ

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Cyber Essentials FAQ

1What is the Cyber Essentials scheme?
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a UK Government and industry backed cyber security scheme, against which your business can be assessed and certified. The scheme is aligned with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) 10 Steps to Cyber Security and identifies controls you must have in place to have a level of confidence that you are effectively mitigating the risk from Internet based threats.
2Are there different levels to Cyber Essentials?
Yes. There are two levels, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
3How do I obtain Cyber Essentials certification?
"Cyber Essentials is the fist stage within the Cyber Essentials certification pathway. Cyber Essentials certification involves completing a self-assessment questionnaire on our secure online portal. Our approved assessors will then review your completed application and if successful issue your organisation a Cyber Essentials certificate. Layer 7 IT Security provide two methods for you to achieve Cyber Essentials, Do It Yourself (DIY) and Assisted."
4How do I obtain Cyber Essentials Plus certification?
"After achieving Cyber Essentials, you can then progress towards obtaining Cyber Essentials Plus certification. This involves assessing your IT systems against the following, - Secure Configuration - Boundary Firewalls & Gateways - Access Control - Patch Management - Malware Protection Following assessment a full detailed report is provided advising upon any remediation activities. Passing organisations are awarded Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Layer 7 IT Security provide a fully assisted Cyber Essentials Plus package to help you achieve certification."
5How quick is the Cyber Essentials certification process?
We can perform Cyber Essentials assessments very fast following online purchase. Following receipt of the submitted questionnaire we can perform the assessment within 24 hours.
6Is there any feedback as part of Cyber Essentials?
Yes. Every application receives a report detailing the answers provided and relevant feedback from one of our approved assessors.