The Cyber Essentials scheme is a UK Government initiative encouraging organisations to adopt good practice in information security. It includes an assurance framework and a simple set of security controls to protect information from threats coming from the internet, and includes a recognised certificate to help you attract new clients.
Certification is required for suppliers to central UK Government who handle certain kinds of sensitive and personal information. It is also the baseline for the new GDPR rules to protect your customers’ data.
The Cyber Essentials scheme is rapidly becoming a necessity for many companies that deal with large corporate clients and require high levels of cyber security and customer data protection, and is seen as the benchmark in network security.
Those with even greater security level requirements should consider the Cyber Essentials Plus option.