What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations implement measures to help protect themselves against common cyber-attacks. The scheme focuses on the five most important technical security controls that, when implemented correctly, can reduce significantly an organisation’s vulnerability.

How To Get Certified?

Cyber Essentials scheme certification requires the completion of a self-assessment questionnaire. Before you embark on a live assessment, we offer exclusive FREE access to the Cyber Essentials Questionnaire Portal for a better preparation of your application.

The Assessment Portal will:

  • Provide a list of technical questions you will be asked to complete once you apply for the certification
  • Help you to better understand the five key controls and its requirement
  • Monitor your progress towards compliance

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What Are The Benefits Of Cyber Essentials?

With Cyber Essentials you can focus on your core business objectives, knowing that you’re protected from 80% of common cyber attacks. You will also be able to drive business efficiency, save money and improve productivity by streamlining processes.

Being Cyber Essentials certified is a mandatory requirement for companies in certain sectors including Government bodies

Help you to address compliance requirements such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Demonstrate to your customers, investors, insurers and other stakeholders that you take data protection seriously

2 Levels Of Certification

Cyber Essentials

This basic level of certification is awarded on the basis of a completed self-assessment questionnaire, which is then verified by an independent Certification Body.

Cyber Essentials PLUS

This certification offers a higher level of assurance, including all the assessments for the Cyber Essentials certification and additional external testing of the organisation’s cyber security using a range of tools and techniques

What Are The 5 Key Controls?

The scheme addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can reduce significantly the risks from cyber threats

Why Choose Urban Network for Cyber Essentials Certification?

Cybersecurity is an issue that affects UK businesses of all sizes and sectors. It is now becoming more important than ever to ensure your business is protected and certified against the cyber risks. As a Gold IASME certified body, Urban Network is fully qualified to help your business achieve security compliance with the Cyber Essentials Scheme.

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