Cyber Essentials Scheme



Achieve Compliance With 7Safe

7Safe helps you become compliant with the Cyber Essentials Scheme - developed by the UK Government to help businesses deal with the business-critical issue of cyber security and to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online. Specifically the scheme provides guidance to help organisations of all sizes, and in all sectors, to measure their defences against common forms of cyber-attacks.

Why Choose 7Safe for Cyber Essentials requirements?

Our expert consultants can help your organisation to prepare for and pass your Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessment, enabling you to comply with UK government contractual requirements. Certification will entitle you to use the Cyber Essentials badge to publicise your commitment to cyber security. Contact 7Safe’s trained advisors today to find out how much the certification process will cost and what you need to do next in order to qualify for the scheme.

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What are the benefits?

From 1 October 2014, government requires all suppliers bidding for certain sensitive and personal information handling contracts, and for providing certain services and products, to be certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme. Organisations that have successfully been assessed against the scheme will be awarded the appropriate Cyber Essentials certification badge to use to publicise this fact. Being able to advertise that you have met a government approved cyber security scheme will give you an edge over competitors in the same market.

Cyber Essentials will also help you achieve compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What does it cover?

The scheme provides five fundamental technical security controls that an organisation needs to have in place to defend against the most common form of basic cyber-attacks emanating from the Internet, and that they will then be independently assessed against for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus​, as follows:

  • Cyber Essentials
    The Cyber Essentials certification is awarded on the basis of a verified self-assessment. An organisation will define which Internet-facing systems are to be covered under the scope. The self-assessment questionnaire will then be verified by an independent Certification Body to assess whether an appropriate standard has been achieved. Finally all CREST-accredited certification bodies will conduct an external vulnerability scan of the Internet-facing networks and applications, to verify that there are no obvious vulnerabilities present.
  • Cyber Essentials Plus
    Cyber Essentials Plus offers a higher level of assurance and all CREST-accredited certification bodies will conduct the necessary verification as per Cyber Essentials above, followed by a more thorough internal scan and an onsite assessment of a representative sample of devices that are connected to the Internet and/or capable of receiving emails.

Have you been asked to achieve Cyber Essentials?

For further information on how to become Cyber Essentials compliant, or about our wider cyber security services, email one of our information security experts today or call +44 (0) 1763 285 510.

Alternatively, complete the enquiry form ​below and ​we will get back to you​ shortly.

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