Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials Certification

A Government backed and industry supported scheme assisting businesses in protecting themselves against the ever growing threat of cyber attacks, and provides you certification demonstrating to your business partners, customers and regulators that you take cyber security seriously.

Cyber Essentials is now mandatory in a number of government contracts and will become the de facto prerequisite for f both public and private sector tenders in the near future.

Two levels of accreditation are available: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS.

What's in a PLUS?

Cyber Essentials Plus provides a higher level of assurance through external testing of the organisations cyber security approach. Evidence provided for Cyber Essentials is verified by external and onsite testing ranging from vulnerability scanning to machine configuration reviews.

Cyber Essentials Plus is awarded following independent assessment by an approved Certification Body, Layer 7 IT Security have been authorised to carry out assessments since of Cyber Essentials in 2014, with Layer 7 Director Dr. Christopher N. Tait invited to speak at its launch event.

How it works

Cyber Essentials focuses on a set of five controls which when correctly deployed will provide you with a level of protection from the most common cyber security threats. These controls apply to a defined scope, which could be your whole company, or part of your company depending upon your needs.

How to obtain Cyber Essentials?

We provide three easy routes for your organisation to become Cyber Essentials certified

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