Take Advantage of Cyber Essentials

July 28, 2015

Cyber Essentials (CE), a government-backed and industry-supported scheme, provides organisations of all sizes and industries with free guidance to protect data from cyber threats. By following CE guidance, organisations can defend against a wide range of cyber threats through computers, tablets, smartphones, email and web servers.

The CE scheme focuses on controlling these five cyber security elements:


Depending on the success of an organisation’s use of CE guidance, it can earn one of two levels of certification. The first level, Cyber Essentials, is awarded to organisations that complete a self-assessment questionnaire which is verified by an independent party. The second level, Cyber Essentials Plus, is awarded to organisations that have their systems independently assessed and have incorporated CE guidance into their information risk management schemes. Earning either certification allows organisations to advertise the fact that they adhere to a government-endorsed standard, boosting their credibility and bolstering their reputation.

By following CE guidance and earning a certification, organisations can demonstrate to their customers, investors and the public that they are committed to cyber security and the safeguarding of sensitive personal data. For more information, click here:


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