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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. The stats show that 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.

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What you should know about Cyber Essentials

​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 questionnaire. The following areas are assessed in both levels.

  1. Firewalls
  2. Secure Configuration
  3. User Access Control
  4. Malware Protection
  5. Patch Management

The Cyber Essentials Level 1 is a self-assessment certification that combines the security questionnaire and an external vulnerability scan of Internet facing systems for your organisation. There is no onsite visit for Level 1.

Cyber Essentials Plus combines a self-assessment security questionnaire, an external vulnerability scan of Internet facing systems as well as authenticated vulnerability scans of your internal workstations and mobile devices. We will review the self-assessment questionnaire and external vulnerability assessment results, 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.

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Why do you need TechForce?

TheTechForce is an Approved Cyber Essentials Practitioner (ACE Practitioner). We are approved consultants to help your business go through the Certification process and achieve your goals. TechForce will conduct the Cyber Essentials gap analysis and help you implement the missing controls. We will make sure your systems are configured properly before you go through the certification. After all, the whole point of Cyber Essentials is to identify the fundamental security controls that organisations should have in place to secure themselves against common cyber threats.

Ready to go ahead with the Cyber Essentials?

Awesome. We would love to help you get there. Whether it's Cyber Essentials Level 1 or Cyber Essentials Plus we will hand hold throughout the process and make sure you achieve your goals.

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