Cyber Essentials Assessment

What is Cyber Essentials about?

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-endorsed standard designed to help businesses of all sizes minimise their security risk and demonstrate a commitment to the protection of personal information relating to employees, customers, partners and investors.

The Cyber Essentials scheme, part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme, is designed to help businesses mitigate common security threats such as malware infections, social engineering attacks and hacking. It involves an annually verified assessment of key security controls that can help organisations to defend against common attack vectors that target enterprise-level and corporate IT systems.

Protection of key assets

By highlighting common vulnerabilities affecting assets including firewalls, systems, websites and software applications, the Cyber Essentials scheme helps businesses significantly reduce their information security risk

Enhanced reputation

Demonstrating to customers, partners and investors that cyber security is taken seriously improves outside perception and provides a key competitive advantage.

Eligibility for public sector contracts

Cyber Essentials certification is mandatory for any business wanting to bid for a central government contract that involves the handling of sensitive or personal information

Verified accreditation

Receiving independent verification of key security controls demonstrates the effectiveness of systems, people and process to defend against a wide range of cyber threats

What is Cyber Essentials Plus ?

Cyber Essentials Plus certification is the level recommended for businesses that want to demonstrate a higher level of security assurance. To receive certification, organisations must permit Redscan to perform an on-site inspection to verify the findings of a self-questionnaire as well as conduct internal and external vulnerability assessments.

Thorough security insight

As one of the highest accredited security companies in the UK, Redscan’s team of qualified professionals possess the skills, knowledge and security intelligence that organisations need to pass this more extensive audit

In-depth testing

By performing internal and external vulnerability assessments as well as on-site inspection of systems and policies,  your business network is thoroughly investigated to identify vulnerabilities that a self-assessment could easily overlook

Tailored assessment

Independent assessment can be tailored to certify a whole organisation or sub-set of it. Cyber Essentials Plus requires appraisal of all network infrastructure including cloud services, bring your own devices (BYOD) and commercial applications

Verified accreditation

After each assessment, a detailed report is provided, supplying the evidence an organisation needs to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus certification, or outlining the remediation steps required for a re-test to be conducted

End-to-end assistance

Assistance every step of the way helps businesses complete the initial self-assessment questionnaire, as well as the on-site checks and vulnerability assessment conducted

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