The scheme sets out five basic security controls to protect organisations against around 80% of common cyber attacks, allowing you to focus on your core business objectives.
Benefits of the Cyber Essentials scheme include reassuring customers that you take cyber security seriously as well as attracting new business with the assurance that you have cyber security measures in place.
Cyber Essentials is designed to help organisations of any size demonstrate their commitment to cyber security – all while keeping the approach simple and the costs low.
If you supply – or want to supply – larger organisations that manage their third-party risks properly, the independent verification of your security posture provided by certification offers assurance that you will not endanger the supply chain.
If you want to apply for government contracts, you will need Cyber Essentials certification.
The Ministry of Defence mandates Cyber Essentials for all its new suppliers and their relevant supply chains.
Cyber Essentials certification now includes cyber liability insurance for any UK organisation that certifies the whole organisation and has less than £20 million annual turnover (terms apply).