Protect your business with Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats such as phishing, hacking and password guessing. It is not (yet) a legal requirement to be Cyber Essentials certified but it is becoming increasingly common within the supply chain and is a requirement for any Government or MOD tenders.
The main benefits of becoming Cyber Essentials certified are that it:
Provides an opportunity to tender for business
Mitigates common threats to your business
Helps protect company
assets and IP
Can reduce insurance
Helps meet GDPR
There are two levels of Cyber Essentials certification:
1. Cyber Essentials – this is an online self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) whereby you will be required to provide documented evidence to the certifying body in order to satisfy the criteria. Matrix are certified Cyber Essentials consultants so can assist with the completion of this SAQ as well as assisting with implementing technical measures and documentation that Cyber Essentials requires which you may not already have in place.
2. Cyber Essentials Plus – as well as completing the SAQ, this certification requires that internal and external penetration tests be carried out of the IT infrastructure that is in scope for the certification. This is more in depth and, as it requires penetration testing, we would refer you to our preferred partner to carry this out, though we would still assist with the SAQ and any preparatory or remedial work.