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System 3 can help you obtain the government backed Cyber Essentials certification.  We work with you to ensure your systems and infrastructure meet the standards of the scheme and then liaise with an independent certifying body on your behalf to complete the assessment process and obtain the certification.

What is the Cyber Essentials scheme?

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.

The scheme identifies some fundamental security controls that organisations should have in place to secure themselves against common cyber threats.

The scheme offers a Basic and Plus certification.

What are the benefits of obtaining the Cyber Essentials certification?

A simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of data, disrupt cashflow and take up staff time. An attack could put off customers, prevent organsiations from trading and damage their hard-earned reputation. Loss of data could breach the General Data Protection Regulation and lead to fines or prosecution.

Obtaining the certification will:

  • Protect your organisation against common cyber threats
  • Show your customers you take cyber security seriously
  • Enable you to bid for Government contracts
  • Assist with GDPR compliance

Achieving the certification will also allow you to use the Cyber Essentials badge to advertise that your organisation meets a Government-endorsed standard.

What does the Cyber Essentials Basic certification involve?

This certification combines a self-assessment questionnaire and an external vulnerability scan of Internet facing systems. 

We can help you prepare for the assessment to ensure your organisation meets the requirements of the scheme and can assist with the completion of the questionnaire.

Basic assessments are conducted remotely, no onsite visit is required.

How is Cyber Essentials Plus certification different?

Cyber Essentials Plus certifications give you a greater level of assurance that your organisation is safe and secure. 

The certification requires the same self-assessment questionnaire and external vulnerability scan as the Basic assessment but the following key areas are also assessed: secure configuration, access control, Malware protection and patch management.

We can also help you prepare for Plus assessments and assist with the completion of the questionnaire.

Plus assessments require a visit to your clients offices by the certifiying body.

For more information, or to get Cyber Essentials , please click here or contact us on 01553 636444.