Cyber Essentials

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials (CE) is a cyber security certification scheme that offers a sound foundation of basic IT security controls that all types of organisation's can implement and potentially build upon. Implementing these controls can significantly reduce an organisations vulnerability. The scheme specifies five key areas of IT security control that can help to prevent around 80% of known cyber-attacks. Cyber Essentials is for organisations of all sizes and in all sectors. The Cyber Essentials scheme provides businesses large and small with clarity on good basic cyber security practice.

Cyber Essentials covers five security control areas

The scheme requires the implementation of effective controls across five areas of standard organisational IT configurations which can help to reduce the vulnerability to cyber-attack.

Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways

Secure Configuration

User Access Control

Malware Protection

Patch Management

Key Benefits

Simple and Straightforward

Easy to understand review and certification process that covers five key controls. Controls within the Cyber Essentials Scheme reflect those covered in well-established standards, such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series.

Tender Opportunities

The Irish & UK Governments require all suppliers bidding for high risk information handling contracts to be certified to the Cyber Essentials Scheme Certification.

Trustworthy Reputation

Cyber Essentials certification is able to demonstrate to customers, suppliers, insurers and regulators that you have undertaken essential precautions to reduce cyber risk.

Why choose XpertDPO?

Certification Europe Approved

As a Certification Europe Approved Provider, XpertDPO has passed rigorous quality assurance and security assessment processes. We also have proven access to technical consulting experts with the highest level of testing qualifications, experience and ability. An electronic copy of our Certificate of Compliance can be found here. We are entered on the National Register of Cyber Essentials Certified Companies here.