What is the Cyber Essentials certification?

To help combat cybercrime, the UK Government introduced the industry backed Cyber Essentials certification scheme.

Cyber Essentials defines a set of 5 key controls that will help safeguard your business from the most common types of cyber threat and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.

  1. Firewalls to secure your internet
  2. Secure configuration
  3. Controlling access
  4. Protection from malware
  5. Up to date software

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Protect your business against cyber attack

Cybercrime is predicated to cost companies £6 trillion worldwide by 2021. Threats are growing in both number and complexity with many high-profile global attacks frequently making the news.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also means liability for cyber breaches falls on businesses who must ensure their data is adequately protected to meet compliance or risk hefty fines.

Here’s how we can help

As a Cyber Essentials Certifying Body, we’ll manage your Cyber Essentials certification, creating a safe environment around your cyber controls.

Through our in-depth audit, we’ll address any vulnerabilities and make sure you have the correct systems, controls and processes in place, before issuing your certification.

Reduce risk

Cyber Essentials is estimated to reduce the threat of attack by up to 80%.

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Stakeholder assurance

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your own data, your customers and suppliers.

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Support compliance

Cyber Essentials will help you comply with associated ISO standards, GDPR and ties in with the National Cyber Security Centre’s Ten steps to Cyber Security.

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Secure more business

Boost your reputation and increase your chances of securing new business – certification is a minimal requirement for Government contracts.

Your path to Cyber Essentials

At Air Sec, we’ll provide as much or as little help as you need with our Cyber Essentials certification options:

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  • Fully managed

We’ll manage your Cyber Essentials certification with our 5-step process, creating a safe environment around your cyber controls. We’ll address any vulnerabilities and make sure you have the correct systems, controls and processes in place to successfully achieve certification.

  • Self-assessment

This option is for organisations that have well established security controls and are ready to complete their assessment. We’ll issue the necessary tools you need to get started and once you’re finished, we’ll review and verify your responses before issuing your certification.

We’re committed to information security

We’ve gone to the greatest lengths to achieve the highest standards of information security accreditation and affiliation with key industry bodies.

Ready to get started?

If you’d like to sign up to one of our managed cyber security packages or find out more about our specialist services, contact our expert team today.

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