Cyber Essentials Certification

Reassure existing customers and attract new business by demonstrating that you take cyber security seriously.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber security is becoming increasingly important to practically all organisations. Cyber Essentials is a Government backed and industry supported scheme designed to help businesses demonstrate a commitment to cyber security and protect themselves against the most common cyber threats. All organisations, either large or small, public, private and charitable can benefit from the scheme. The process of certification is designed to be easily manageable but still represents a suitable respected standard of cyber security.

Link Microtek is a certification body for the Cyber Essentials scheme and Link-IT, the IT services arm of Link Microtek, can help your business achieve Cyber Essentials or the more advanced Cyber Essentials Plus.

Getting Certified

Cyber Essentials

The standard of cyber security required to achieve Cyber Essentials will protect against the majority of common cyber attacks. Self assessed Cyber Essentials costs just £300. This provides 12 months certification and the use of Cyber Essentials branding for your business.

Cyber Essentials Plus

If your business tenders for business rated by the MoD at a higher cyber security risk level then Cyber Essentials Plus can be required. Link-IT provides support and advice through the application process, on-site assessment and vulnerability test.

Assisted Cyber Essentials

If you need help and advice through the application process then assisted Cyber Essentials costs just £600. Link-IT provides all the necessary support to achieve Cyber Essentials status and there is no additional cost should a re-test be required.

Advantages of Certification

Reassure existing customers and attract new business by demonstrating that you take cyber security seriously and if you don’t have all the necessary skills in-house it’s a great opportunity to build a relationship with a trusted IT supplier.

It’s worth noting Cyber Essentials certification is mandatory for those seeking to do business with the MoD and other local and national government contracts may require certification.

Defend against common attacks

Cyber Essentials addresses the most common internet based threats, the scheme considers these threats to be:

  • Hacking – exploiting vulnerabilities in internet connected devices using widely available tools and techniques
  • Phishing – and other ways of tricking users into downloading and installing or executing a malicious application
  • Password guessing – manual or automated attempts to log on from the internet by guessing passwords

Protect Your IT

The Cyber Essentials scheme helps organisations protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored on internet connected devices such as:

  • Desktop & laptop PCs
  • Tablets & smartphones
  • All types of server and networking equipment

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