With cyber threats increasing in both volume and sophistication, Cyber Essentials validates that a business has introduced proven cyber security and information assurance controls in line with recommended good practice. Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates a base-level appreciation of cyber security within your organisation.
The UK Government through the NCSC recognise the challenge from the current cyber threat and have the ambition to tackle it head on. Cyber Essentials is very much at the heart of their National Cyber Security Strategy and through gaining Cyber Essentials certification you are making an important and valuable contribution towards the Government’s aim of making the UK the safest place to do business online.
Some of the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questions can be difficult to understand if you do not have a technical IT background or you have a complex company structure. NG Security UK Ltd “NGS” are a Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifying body and we are trained and licensed to certify against the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme and offer consulting services to help you achieve these certifications.
So whether you need to get certified, re-certify or take it to the next level, NGS can help.
This online self assessment option allows organisations to assess themselves against the five most basic security controls with a qualified assessor verifying the information provided.
Cyber Essentials certification will give you and your customers peace of mind that your defences will protect the majority of the most common cyber attacks.
The Cyber Essentials self-assessments are available through a secure hosted platform powered by the Cyber Essentials assessment platform. All the self assessment questions are available to download for free in advance here.
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The protections that you need to put in place are the same, but with Cyber Essentials Plus, a qualified assessor examines the five controls with a technical audit of your systems to verify that controls are in place.
This higher level of certification requires you to complete the online assessment followed by a technical audit. The audit includes a representative of user devices, all internet gateways and all servers with services accessible to unauthenticated internet users. A suitable random sample of these systems will be tested to ensure that the correct protections are in place.
Cyber Essentials certification includes automatic cyber liability insurance for any UK organisation who certifies their whole organisation and have less than £20m annual turnover (terms apply).