Cyber Essentials Certification
Protect your business from cyber attacks and enable business growth with Cyber Essentials
It’s never been more important to protect your business from cyber attacks. According to the 2023 Cyber Breaches Survey, 32% of UK businesses reported a cyber attack in the past 12 months. The days of ‘it won’t happen to me’ mindset are over.
Cyber Essentials was developed by the UK government in response to the growing cyber threat. Certification provides a cost-effective way to demonstrate that your business is protected from the vast majority of cyber attacks. It also acts as a business enabler, enhancing your reputation and providing access to a growing number of supply chains.
The cyber security risks your business is facing
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.
Cyber Essentials Benefits
Demonstrates control of your business network security
Protects your business against 80% of common cyber attacks and from data theft
Helps drive business efficiency and cost-saving
Gain access to a growing number of UK supply chains
Customers can feel reassured that they are dealing with a cyber secure business
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
- Gain access to a growing number of UK supply chains
How to get certified
Cyber Essentials can be obtained through a Cyber Essentials Certification Body. There are two levels of certification – Cyber Essentials basic is awarded when you complete a self assessment demonstrating that you have effective cyber security measures in place. Cyber Essentials Plus is awarded when an external audit confirms that your cyber security measures are working effectively.
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 partnered with Assure Technical, an award-winning Cyber Essentials Certification Body with a genuine 4.9* Trustpilot rating, to help you achieve pain-free certification.
Whether you’re looking to complete your self-assessment in-house with the reassurance of expert guidance to ensure you pass first time, or looking to outsource the heavy lifting so you can certify quickly with minimal fuss, we’ve got it covered.
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.