(CE) is a government-backed accreditation that helps to protect organisations against common online threats and demonstrate organizations commitment to cyber security.
How a business can be benefited from CE?
- Securing access
- Configuring to reduce system vulnerabilities
- Ensure only right users have access to the data and services
- Using and maintaining virus and malware protection
- Keeping your applications up-to-date with necessary patches and security fixes
It also helps you to meet the security requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Type of Cyber Essentials certifications
Self-assessment questionnaire focused on your policies and procedures and security measures of your external-facing services such as website, firewall, emails etc. Responses are reviewed by cyber security experts.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Basic Cyber Essentials, plus: This requires an independent onsite visit to perform adequate testing that meets Cyber Essentials requirements. This is a common procedure that all certificated bodies will conduct.