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What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials provides 5 core controls that when implemented correctly can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks. These are:

Malware Protection

Malware can be spread via websites, malicious email attachments, downloads and direct installation of unauthorised software.  Anti-malware protection can help to stop these types of threats.

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Boundary Firewall

All devices run network services to allow them to communicate with other devices and services. By restricting access to these services, you reduce your exposure to cyber attacks.

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Patch Management

Vulnerabilities are regularly discovered in Operating Systems and software. To prevent vulnerabilities from being exploited by attackers, you must always install patches and updates when they become available.

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User Access

Every active user account in your organisation facilitates access to devices and applications, and to sensitive business information. By making sure that only authorised individuals have user accounts, and that they’re only granted as much access as they need you reduce the risk of information being stolen or damaged.

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Secure Configuration

The default configurations of computers and network devices aren’t always secure. But by applying some simple technical controls when installing computers and network devices, you can minimise vulnerabilities and protect against common types of attack.

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What is the process?

You will receive access to a dedicated Cyber Security Consultant who will support you throughout the Certification process.  We will provide:

  • A fixed price assessment
  • A fully managed Cyber Essentials certification service
  • Pre-assessment consultancy to ensure you understand the Cyber Essentials process
  • Full email & telephone support throughout the certification process
  • Access to our Cyber Essentials Secure Portal
  • On success, receive a formal Cyber Essentials Certificate and Cyber Insurance for you Business worth up to £25,000 (must be UK domiciled Organisation with less than £20m of annual turnover)

Get Cyber Essentials Certified

We are an accredited Cyber Essentials Certification Body and have a 100% record of successfully certifying Companies for Cyber Essentials.


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For more information please contact us on 0161 706 0244 or email to speak with a member of the team.

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