Cyber Essentials News

Cybersecurity is an increasingly important issue for businesses of all sizes. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) offers a range of cyber security services, including the Cyber Essentials scheme, including Cyber Essentials Plus. This scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to protect themselves against cyber threats by providing guidance on how to implement basic cyber security measures. The NCSC also offers a Funded Cyber Essentials Programme, which provides free cyber security support to small organisations in high-risk sectors. For more information, visit Cyber Essentials Scheme: overview – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

What is Cyber Essentials Plus?

A government-backed scheme designed to help protect businesses from the most common cyber threats. It is a set of security controls that organisations can implement to protect their systems from cyber-attacks.  It is a cost-effective way to help protect your business from cyber threats and provides assurance that your systems are secure. Cyber Essentials Plus is an important part of any organisation’s cyber security strategy and can help protect your business.

What is the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed certification scheme that helps organisations protect themselves. It requires organisations to implement five key security controls, which are designed to protect against the most common cyber threats. Cyber Essentials Plus is an extension of the Cyber Essentials scheme. It requires organisations to undergo an external assessment of their security controls, which is designed to ensure that the controls are implemented correctly and are effective in protecting against cyber threats. Cyber Essentials Plus also requires organisations to provide evidence of their security controls, such as screenshots or logs, to the assessor.

What types of organisations can benefit from Cyber Essentials Plus certification?

Organisations of all sizes and from all sectors can benefit from Cyber Essentials Plus certification. This certification helps organisations protect themselves from most cyber threats and demonstrates their commitment to security. It is especially beneficial for organisations that handle sensitive data, such as financial information, personal data, or intellectual property. Cyber Essentials Plus certification also helps organisations meet compliance requirements, such as GDPR, and can help them win more business by showing potential customers that they take security seriously.

Why choose Cyber Essentials Plus for your business?

1. Cyber Essentials Plus is a government-backed scheme designed to help protect businesses and organisations from cyber threats.

2. It provides a set of basic security controls that, if implemented correctly, can help protect businesses from the most common cyber attacks.

3. The scheme is free to join and provides access to a range of online resources to help businesses understand and implement security controls.

4. The security controls cover five key areas: boundary firewalls and internet gateways, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection, and patch management.

5. Cyber Essentials Plus is accredited by the UK government and is open to any business operating in the UK.

6. The scheme is designed to be simple and cost-effective, making it an ideal choice for small and medium-sized businesses.

7. Cyber Essential Plus is part of the UK government’s National Cyber Security Programme and is supported by the National Cyber Security Centre.

What is the process for obtaining certification?

Obtaining Cyber Essentials Plus certification is a straightforward process. The first step is to complete an online questionnaire, which is designed to assess your organisation’s security measures. This questionnaire covers five key areas: boundary firewalls and internet gateways, secure configuration, access control, patch management, and malware protection.

Once the questionnaire has been completed, a qualified assessor will review your answers and provide a report. If the report shows that your organisation meets the requirements for Cyber Essentials Plus certification, you will be issued a certificate.

The certification process is designed to be simple and straightforward, and it can be completed in as little as two weeks. However, it is important to note that the certification is only valid for one year, so it is important to maintain your security measures in order to remain certified.

MPR IT Solutions is certified with Cyber Essentials Plus.

As a business, we are certified under the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme, so we have first-hand knowledge of the requirements and can help you understand and implement the security controls needed to become certified. MPR IT  can also provide advice and guidance on how to protect your business from the most common cyber threats.

We can help you identify and demonstrate the vulnerabilities in your systems and provide guidance on how to address them. With our help, you can be sure that you are taking the right steps to protect your business from cyber threats. Becoming certified under the Cyber Essential Plus scheme can provide the assurance that your systems are secure and that you are taking the necessary steps to protect your business from the most common cyber threats.

How can MPR IT Solutions help your certification?

MPR IT Solutions can help businesses understand and implement these security controls, as well as guide them through the process of becoming certified under the scheme. With Cyber Essentials Plus, businesses can benefit from a cost-effective way to protect their data and systems from the most common cyber threats.

At MPR IT Solutions, we understand the importance of cyber security and the need for businesses to protect their data and systems from cyber threats. We can help you implement the security controls required for Cyber Essential Plus certification, as well as provide advice and guidance on how to protect your business from the most common cyber threats. We can also help you identify and demonstrate the vulnerabilities in your systems and provide guidance on how to address them.

By becoming certified under the Cyber Essential Plus scheme, you can benefit from the assurance that your systems are secure and that you are taking the necessary steps to protect your business from the most common cyber threats. With the help of MPR IT Solutions, you can be sure that you are taking the right steps to protect your business from cyber threats.

To discuss your business security against cyber threats contact us today 0800 030 20 30.