Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations of all sizes, implement basic levels of protection against a cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers and partners that they take cyber security seriously.

Cyber Essentials - an independently verified self assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.
Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to re-certify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.

What’s Included?

Five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when implemented correctly, they will help to protect against internet-based attackers,

  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • Access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management

Since October 2014 Cyber Essentials has been mandatory for suppliers of Government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing some IT products and services.

The Benefits

  • Protect your organisation against common cyber threats 
  • Show your customers you take this issue seriously 
  • Enable you to bid for Government contracts

 

Please call 01993 623 010 to find out how we can help with your achieve Cyber Essentials certification or e–mail sales@whitehelm.com requesting more information.