Cyber Essentials

Demonstrate that your organisation is cyber secure with a government-backed accreditation

Cyber essentials is a well-recognised certification which demonstrates to your clients and suppliers that your business has adequately protected itself against cyber security threats and is operating at a sufficient level of security.

The cyber security risks your business is facing

Unfortunately hacking, cyber breaches and internal security errors have started to pose serious risks to businesses. According to cyber security company Mitigate Cyber, 40% of UK businesses will experience a cyber attack or breach this year. 80% of these cyber breaches will be triggered by staff error, which is unsurprising as 45% of employees receive no cyber security training from their employer.

Furthermore, they advise that 72% of UK FTSE 350 boards said they were not trained to deal with an incident. All of these statistics highlight the need for businesses to take action and equip themselves with the tools to identify and counteract these threats.

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How to get certified

Cyber Essentials is a self-certification process which shows that your business has a base level of Cyber Security. Your organisation must complete the Cyber Essentials questionnaire, providing supporting documents where required. This will then be awarded a pass or a fail by the awarding body, or they will request additional information if necessary.

Once passed, you’ll be able to display the Cyber Essentials logo on your website and marketing literature to demonstrate to your customers, suppliers, investors and stakeholders that your organisation is taking steps to protect against common cyber threats, and that you take cyber security seriously.

Cyber Essentials Benefits

Reputation

Demonstrates control of your business network security

Security

Protects your business against 80% of common cyber attacks and from data theft

Efficiency

Helps drive business efficiency and cost-saving

Compliance

Some organisations will only use suppliers who are Cyber Essentials certified

Reassurance

Customers can feel reassured that they are dealing with a cyber secure business

Marketing

Cyber Essentials certification logo can be displayed on your website and marketing materials
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Why should you be certified?

Cyber Essentials certification indicates that your organisation takes a proactive stance against malicious cyber attacks. In addition, it offers a mechanism to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that you have taken the minimum yet essential precautions to protect your organisation against cyber threats.

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
  • Have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification

How can EBC Group help?

We understand that applying for and completing all the necessary documentation for the Cyber Essentials accreditation can be a complicated and time-consuming task. This is why we’ve made it as simple as possible with our Cyber Essentials service, guiding your business through the various steps required to achieve the certification with the minimum amount of fuss.

Our Cyber team are trained and certified to the highest levels so can provide expert advice on any queries you have. Our accreditations include; ISO 27001, ISO 9001, Cyber Secure Plus and we are also FCA accredited.

Further steps can then be taken to achieve an enhanced level of protection, Cyber Essentials Plus, which involves a full check of your security by an external certifying body. This offers a higher level of assurance through the external testing of the organisation’s cyber security approach.

We’re delighted to have achieved our Cyber Essentials certificate of assurance, which demonstrates our commitment to Cyber Security.  We would like to offer a huge thanks to EBC Group for their assistance and support in helping us to Cyber Essentials certification.

Carole Cumino Chief Executive, Worcestershire Association of Carers

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