Cyber Essentials – Time to get certified ?

What is Cyber Essentials ? 

 Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme, now under the control of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC); which sets out basic cyber security measures to help protect against some of the common cyber threats.  It is also a means for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to the security of data for which they hold responsibility and often a mandatory requirement of both Public sector and Commercial contracts. 

Why should you  consider Cyber Essentials certification ?

There are some very compelling reasons to gain certification to this scheme :

  •  Alignment of your cyber security controls to a recognised standard, which will provide opportunity to identify gaps in your systems and strengthen them.
  • Demonstrate your data protection commitment to your clients and open up new business opportunities.
  •  Help meet your legal obligation to implement Organisational & Technical measures to maintain personal data integrity & confidentiality.
  • Implementation of the schemes requirements can be achieved (with commitment) in a short period of time.
  • Qualifying organisations get free Cyber insurance cover.
  • The certification process is relatively easy to complete, with a quick result.
  • The scheme is very affordable for most and cheap in comparison to other IS standards.
  • It will help raise staff awareness and underline the importance to the organisation of data security.
  • Remain competitive with your competition or gain advantage over them.

 Time to start your journey towards certification ?

Yes !   There’s no better time than now – awareness of Data Protection importance and legal requirements increases daily. Demonstrating you have not only commitment, but also strategy around it, can only be a positive for the sustainability of the business.

Aversus can provide affordable support in gaining certification to Cyber Essentials.  If you’d like to discuss further, please contact us;

Don’t get left behind !


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