Cyber Essentials Certification is all about how an organisation may improve their cyber security and mitigate data security risks. It requires organisations to conduct a self-assessment to ensure they meet the certification requirements.
Cyber Essentials focuses on five security controls: firewalls, secure configuration, user access controls, security update management and malware management.
This article covers the importance of checking your infrastructure against Cyber Essentials requirements, the benefits of pursuing Cyber Essentials Certification, a summary of what to expect from our checklist and key differences between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
We have also compiled a simplified Cyber Essentials checklist based on the five control sets which you can use to verify your organisation’s readiness for certification.