Cyber Security Certification

What is the Cyber Essentials scheme?

If your work has any crossover with the UK government, you’ve probably heard the words ‘Cyber Essentials’ mentioned at some point.

 

In 2014, the British government recognised the enormous risk posed by cyber attacks to organisations working with their departments as suppliersand partners. 

 

They also recognised that the majority of these risks could be avoided by following a set of basic security measures.

 

In response, they launched the Cyber Essentials scheme. This scheme ensures a standard level of cyber security across all of their suppliers.

 

That means even small businesses without IT teams dedicated to cyber security could be protected. The relevance of this certification is only growing. 

 

In the last few years SME (small and medium enterprises) have been the increasing target of crippling cyber attacks – many of which could have been prevented through Cyber Essentials compliance.

What are the certification standards?

Cyber ‘Essentials’ are exactly that. They are the essential actions every business should take for comprehensive digital security and protection from cyber threats. The certifications verify that you are compliant with those guidelines.

 

There is two certification standards to choose from: Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus

 

We offer the Cyber Essentials scheme for your organisation.

 

Today, Cyber Essentials certification is required for government contracts and, increasingly, for tender in other fields. But more than that, certification is an investment in the future and security of your business.

 

Earning certification demonstrates an essential commitment to cybersafety to both business partners and customers.

Today, Cyber Essentials certification is required for governmentcontracts and, increasingly, for tender in other fields. But more thanthat, certification is an investment in the future and security of yourbusiness.Earning certification demonstrates an essential commitment to cybersafety to both business partners and customers.

Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials certification process is the first step to cyber security in the UK. It outlines the security controls organisations must have to protect their data. 

 

The scheme assess five technical controls:

Once you understand these basic controls and have them in place, we fill out the required questionnaire confirming that your infrastructure meets the criteria.  

This is a self-assessment which you then sign and submit to us for review. 

Show you're serious about security today

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is an excellent way to show your customers that you take their security seriously. D&D Network Services will support you every step of the way in securing the Cyber Essentials certifications. 

Our cyber-readiness process can help you to achieve both standards of certification faster than anyone else in the market, with a 100% success rate, often on the same day. But certification only proves your business is protected at a particular snapshot in time. If you’re serious about security, our easy Cyber Essentials app can be installed on all company devices to ensure they are compliant with guidelines 24/7 for the whole year.