Cyber Essentials2018-11-23T12:37:52+00:00

Cyber Essentials

Call us today to start your journey to Cyber Essentials certification

Use the Cyber Essentials accreditation process to ensure a company is protected against the most common online threats. It is Government backed, industry supported and a fantastic start if you are looking to improve your company’s level of Cyber Security. Cyber Essentials can be a good tool to show your customers, suppliers and other business contacts, that you are taking Cyber Security seriously and have undertaken specific steps to help keep their data secure.

The standard version of Cyber Essentials includes completing a self-assessment questionnaire and having an external vulnerability scan performed on your network. The questionnaire requires that some evidence be submitted in support of the answers.

Cyber Essentials Plus involves a more in-depth verification of your Cyber Security, in addition to the steps taken to achieve the standard Cyber Essentials certification, it also includes an onsite assessment by a Certification Body, including an internal vulnerability scan.

Blue Sky Hosting can support and help you through either of these processes, one of our Cyber Security experts will visit you onsite and take you through each of the five key areas covered by Cyber Essentials. These are:

Blue Sky will deliver a report detailing any remediations needed and will support you in making those changes before you submit your organisation for external assessment.

The time required to help you achieve Cyber Essentials certification is dependent on the size of your company, the scope of the assessment and the technologies being used. Get in touch to speak to one of our experts and to get your assessment underway.

What we tried to do with CE was develop a common recipe based on evidence of the attacks we were seeing at the time. It was not intended to be a silver-bullet for all forms of cyber attack, but to offer organisations a first step in their journey to protecting themselves in cyber space.

Chris Ensor, NCSC

Technology trust is a good thing, but control is a better one.

Stephane Nappo, Societe Generale