Set up by the government, Cyber Essentials certification will help you to avoid the vast majority of cybercrime. Businesses that participate in the scheme gain a certification and guidance on the practices they should abide by. For an SME, Cyber Essentials is a way to easily avoid the worst.
According to the UK government, “Around 80% of cyber attacks could be prevented” by adhering to some basic security measures
Cyber Essentials involves:
- Securing your connections, devices, and software
- Controlling and limiting user access
- Implementing protection against malware and viruses
- Patch management and software updating
For more information, download our essential guide to Cyber Essentials.
When you get Cyber Essentials Certified you can expect the following benefits
Better cyber security
Lower insurance premiums
Easier meeting compliance requirements
More business opportunities
You’ll be able to bid on government contracts
The last point is one to note. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for any business looking to provide services on government contracts. It demonstrates you have met the standards and technical requirements defined by the scheme.
Therefore, unless your business achieves the certification, you will not be able to bid for these contracts at all. This includes any contracts you may already be engaged in. So, if you want to continue to supply government organisations, or it’s a part of your long-term business strategy, you’ll need to be certified.
Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus?
There are two routes to certification for any business. At first, it may seem like a tricky call to make but both incorporate the same controls. The big difference is that Cyber Essentials is self-assessed, whereas, Cyber Essentials Plus is certified by an external auditor; thus, adding more legitimacy.
Cyber Essentials is ideal for the business that wants a quick and easy way to stop worrying about their cybersecurity.
Cyber Essentials Plus is for the business looking for more clients and looking to prove beyond dispute that they’re taking security seriously.
Why Fusion is the right partner for you
When you partner with Fusion you’ll be working with a team that…
- Is experienced in Cyber Essentials
- Has certified assessors
- Can tailor their service to you
- Has a varied and deep skillset
- Will work quickly
- Takes a pragmatic approach
With the help of the CyberSmart platform,
Fusion will help guide you through certification in 4 easy steps
Identify and scan for vulnerabilities
Fixing any issues
Certification and earning your badge
Maintaining your new standards
Download our datasheet below for a complete overview of what achieving certification with Fusion will look like.
When you work with Fusion, you’ll be working with a partner that has years of experience helping businesses of all shapes and sizes. If you’re ready to affirm the A-grade security status of your business, click below to book a call with a Fusion expert today.
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