What is Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus is a UK government-backed cybersecurity certification that helps organisations protect themselves and their customers against cyber threats. It is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is intended to be a simple yet effective way for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity. To obtain Cyber Essentials Plus certification, organisations must undergo an independent assessment of their cybersecurity controls. This assessment includes a review of the organisation’s network, servers, and workstations, as well as its policies and procedures for managing and protecting sensitive data. The certification process helps organisations identify and address any vulnerabilities in their systems and ensures that they have implemented the necessary controls to protect against common cyber threats. It also helps to demonstrate to customers, partners, and regulators that the organisation takes cybersecurity seriously and is committed to protecting sensitive information. In addition to the basic Cyber Essentials certification, Cyber Essentials Plus includes an external vulnerability scan to identify any vulnerabilities on the organisation’s public-facing web servers. This added level of testing helps to ensure that the organisation’s systems are secure and helps to protect against potential attacks. Overall, Cyber Essentials Plus is a valuable certification for SMEs looking to strengthen their cybersecurity posture and protect themselves and their customers from cyber threats. It is a simple and cost-effective way to demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity and to build trust with customers, partners, and regulators. You find more information about Cyber Essentials plus and how Cyber Safe is designed around its five key principles.
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