Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is an effective government-backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation. Regardless of business size, your organisation can be protected against a whole host of the most common cyber-attacks. Cyber attacks are the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked.

Cyber-attacks come in many shapes and sizes and can have devastating consequences to both your business and that of your customers. Any data you hold on your customers are open to attacks. A study conducted by the British Chamber of Commerce had found that 93% of businesses that suffer data loss for more than 10 days file for bankruptcy within twelve months.

Levels of Certification

Cyber Essentials

Our self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber-attacks. This is important because the vulnerability to attacks can mark you out as a target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cybercriminals and others.

Certification gives you peace of mind that your defenses will protect against a vast majority of cyber-attacks. This is because those attacks are looking for targets that do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber Essentials will provide you with the necessary tools to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protection you need to put in place is the same. For Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out.

Why should you invest in Cyber Essentials?

  • It reassures customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber-attack.
  • Will attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place.
  • You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cybersecurity level.
  • Some local and national Government contracts require the Cyber Essentials certification.

Let Online Systems help you get certified.