CYFOR can facilitate Cyber Essentials Plus Certification and assist in guiding your business through the framework accreditation.
Cyber Essentials is a UK Government assurance scheme, based on its 10 Steps to Cyber Security and administered by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre).
Cyber Essentials is an independently verified self-assessment. You complete an online assessment questionnaire which is then approved by a cyber security expert.
Upon submission, CYFOR will independently review and verify your responses. If successful, we will award you with the relevant certificate and badge to display on your company website.
In addition to providing Cyber Essentials, CYFOR offer the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. This certification stage offers a more thorough, in-person analysis and certification process, involving both independent internal and external scans of your network and computers to test your security.
You must already have the basic Cyber Essentials certification before you can achieve Cyber Essential Plus. Successful accreditation provides a higher level of assurance that your organisation has a strong cyber security posture with correctly implemented controls to defend against cyber-attacks.
The government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 found that 56% of businesses hold personal data electronically. Of these, 47% experienced breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.
Implementing the Cyber Essentials controls is recognised by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) as one of many ways of demonstrating that organisations are taking action to mitigate the risks they face, especially if those risks are of a low level.