What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a UK Government accreditation for Cyber Security aimed at all businesses. Obtaining Cyber Essentials means completing a questionnaire and submitting it for assessment to any qualified assessor – generally for a standard cost of £300 + VAT. It is important to note that there is no guarantee of passing.
- Improved Cyber Security up to a good basic standard – meaning lower risk of Ransomware, Spear-phishing, Cyber-fraud, etc.
- Allows you to bid for UK Government contracts involving handling personal data
- A widely recognised ‘badge’ to provide reassurance to customers and partners
- Helps you prepare for GDPR, the new Data Privacy Regulation which will bring large fines for personal data breaches
There are a number of different ways of working with Crossword to obtain Cyber Essentials described below;