Cyber Essentials Benefits

The benefits of Cyber Essentials certification 

Virtually every organisation relies on digital services in some way, but where there is technology there is risk.

Many organisations – smaller ones in particular – believe they are unlikely to be targeted by cyber attackers, but that is to misunderstand the nature of modern cyber crime.

In fact, the majority of criminal hackers aren’t state-sponsored agencies or activists looking for high-profile targets, and they don’t spend countless hours staking out and researching their victims.

Instead, they’re more opportunistic, using automated attacks to exploit poorly protected targets.

Just as an organised burglar might scout for inadequately safeguarded properties, the modern cyber criminal will send phishing emails or network scans looking for vulnerable systems.

IT Governance have been trained and currently licensed by IASME to deliver Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

Achieving Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification with us will help protect your organisation against such threats and give you significant commercial advantage.

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Protect against approximately 80% of cyber attacks

Implementing the five controls correctly will help protect your organisation and commercially sensitive data.

Reduce cyber insurance premiums

Cyber insurance agencies look more favourably on organisations that have achieved Cyber Essentials certification.

Work with the UK government and MoD

Cyber Essentials certification is a mandatory requirement to work with the UK government. Cyber Essentials Plus will give you the opportunity to work with the MoD.

Demonstrate security and help secure the supply chain

Certification shows your commitment to security, demonstrating to your business partners, regulators and suppliers that you take cyber security seriously.

Increase your chances of securing business

Certification gives you a competitive advantage, particularly with rivals without accreditation, increasing your chances of gaining business over others.

Did you know?

The government's Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 found that more than two fifths (43%) of businesses and almost one fifth (19%) of charities experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the previous year.

The financial effects of these breaches can be considerable. For medium-sized businesses, the average (mean) cost of a data breach is £16,100. For large businesses it is £22,300.

The advantages of working with an IASME-licensed certification body

Hundreds of organisations have achieved certification to the scheme, with many more achieving certification every day. These organisations have boosted their competitiveness and are reaping the benefits.

Why choose IT Governance for Cyber Essentials certification?

  • We deliver all the technical tests and assessments, which are conducted by our experienced, qualified testers. We do not outsource any of the services required to achieve certification.
  • ​We provide all the tools and resources needed to achieve certification at both levels of the Cyber Essentials scheme.

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