Cyber Essentials is a government backed and industry supported certification for businesses run by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to Cyber Security. More than 80% of the successful cyber attacks could have been prevented with the basic security controls in place. Cyber Essentials will help you with exactly that.
The scheme provides an accessible way for companies and organisations of all sizes to demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity through a recognised and government-backed standard.
What is involved in achieving Cyber Essentials Certification?
There are two types of Certifications. Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. They both start with a self-assessment questionnaire. The certification requirements are listed below.
- Secure Configuration
- User Access Controls
- Malware Protection
- Patch Management
Cyber Essentials Certification
The Cyber Essentials Basic is a self-assessment certification. The client organisation will be provided with a questionnaire about your security controls and you will need to submit the answers as per your infrastructure setup. There is no onsite assessment for this stage.
Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
Cyber Essentials Plus starts with self-assessment questionnaire, an external vulnerability scan of Internet facing systems as well as an internal vulnerability assessment of your internal workstations and mobile devices. We will review the self-assessment questionnaire then arrange an onsite visit to test your internal workstations and mobile devices. If all elements of testing pass you will be issued a Cyber Essentials Plus certificate and can use the certified badge.
Check out the Cyber Essentials Frequently Asked Questions for more info.
Why do you need TechForce?
TheTechForce is an IASME accredited Certification Body for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
We assist you with the certification by identifying any gaps in the security control required for the certification, make sure you fix them before submitting the application.
Choose your package
Cyber Essentials Basic - CEB001
2 Days for Remediation
1 Day Turnaround
£25k Cyber Insurance*
Guided Cyber Essentials - CEB002
Everything in CEB001 plus
Cyber Essentials Plus - CEP001
Everything in CEB002 Plus
30 Day Remediation
Systems Audit (remote)
Guided CE Plus - CEP002
Everything in CEP001 plus
Pre- systems Audit
Gap Analysis report
“TechForce have helped us with our Cyber Essential Plus Certification and the process has been seamless. The pre-scanning and the gap analysis report has been very helpful. If you are thinking about Cyber Essentials Plus or Cybersecurity Services in general, look no further.”
"Mintra worked with TheTechForce to successfully achieve our Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
TheTechForce team were thorough and professional, carefully guiding us through the process and providing excellent support throughout.
Gaining this certification demonstrates to our business and customers that our processes and procedures are in line with the core industry standard security controls.
We would highly recommend TheTechForce to any business looking to efficiently gain CE certification."
"We were the target of a cyber fraudster who tried to steal thousands of pounds from us and signed up for the Cyber Essentials Certification after this. Before we went on this course we had left ourselves wide open to being targeted and The TechForce Cyber Essentials Certification took us through a step by step procedure to prevent anyone being able to do this to us again. All avenues of tightening up our procedures
have now been investigated and changed. We would highly recommend the TechForce Cyber Essentials Certification for all companies as in this day and age we all have online activity and these fraudsters are very clever so we need to be one step ahead of them."
"We engaged with The TechForce to assist with our Cyber Essentials certification. The team identified relevant gaps within our organisation’s security and recommended best-practice solutions, such as more complex passwords and two-factor authentication, to help address these. As a small business owner, these practical measures can make a huge difference in terms of added security and providing peace of mind; freeing up time to focus on operations."
"TheTechForce Limited really assisted us on our journey to achieving our Cyber Essentials certification. At HR Hub Plus Limited we fully appreciate the value of solution your effective team provided.
Your team are incredibly friendly and helpful. You are truly the local business communities “trusted Cybersecurity Partner”
I will have no hesitation in recommending you and the team to any of my contacts that would require your services."
"The guys at Techforce have been brilliant with my CE Plus audit. Very helpful, honest and professional throughout the audit.
I would highly recommend them to any of my clients and associates in the future!
Great service and a pleasure to work with."
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