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6 steps to becoming Cyber Essentials certified

Implementing and maintaining cyber security controls and processes to protect yourself against cyber attacks is an essential business practice. Regardless of the size of the business, ensuring that you have the appropriate cyber security procedures in place ensures that your customers, employees and third party suppliers are guarded against attacks.


What is Cyber Essentials and why is it important?


Cyber Essentials ensures that businesses adopt the necessary data security practices recommended by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC standards make it easier for companies to protect themselves against common cyber threats by assessing its overall data protection and security processes.


Becoming Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essential Plus certified enables you to demonstrate to employees, customers, and third parties your commitment to cyber security. Additionally, if you are tendering for public sector contracts, most of these will require you to have Cyber Essentials credentials in place.


What are the steps my business needs to take for Cyber Essentials?


The infographic below outlines some of the basic steps you can take to get yourself on the path to becoming Cyber Essentials certified:


6 steps to becoming Cyber Essential certified
Graphic outlining the 6 steps to becoming Cyber Essential certified

If you require assistance in taking the initial steps, Crossword’s expert team of consultants can guide you through the certification process. Get in touch for further information on how we can help.


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