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Cyber Essentials and Plus


What is Cyber Essentials?

At its core, Cyber Essentials serves as a robust shield, helping to protect your organisation from a myriad of common cyber attacks. Endorsed by the UK government, this scheme offers a structured framework that empowers businesses to fortify their cybersecurity posture, regardless of size or industry.

From phishing scams to malware intrusions, Cyber Essentials equips you with the necessary tools to thwart these digital adversaries.

Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Badges

Why Cyber Essentials Matters

Protect Your Organisation
By implementing the principles outlined in Cyber Essentials, you create a resilient defence mechanism that safeguards your digital assets from potential breaches.

Demonstrate Your Commitment
Displaying the Cyber Essentials badge is more than a mere symbol – it’s a testament to your unwavering dedication to cybersecurity. It reassures your clients and stakeholders that their sensitive information is in safe hands, fostering trust and confidence in your brand.

Reduce Insurance Premiums
In an era where cyber attacks can inflict significant financial damage, insurance against such threats is imperative. Cyber Essentials certification signals to insurers that you’ve proactively fortified your defences, potentially leading to reduced insurance premiums and financial savings for your organisation.

Cyber Essentials Plus

While Cyber Essentials lays the foundation for robust cybersecurity practices, Cyber Essentials Plus elevates your security posture to new heights.

Cyber Essentials Plus builds upon the principles outlined in Cyber Essentials, offering a more comprehensive assessment of your organisation’s cybersecurity measures. Unlike Cyber Essentials, which involves a self-assessment questionnaire, Cyber Essentials Plus requires an independent verification of your security controls by certified cybersecurity professionals.

Key Differences of Cyber Essentials Plus

Rigorous Assessment
Cyber Essentials Plus entails a more rigorous assessment process compared to Cyber Essentials. Certified assessors conduct thorough penetration testing and vulnerability scans to identify any weaknesses in your systems and networks.

Real-Time Testing
Cyber Essentials Plus involves real-time testing of your security controls. This hands-on approach provides a more accurate assessment of your organisation’s resilience against cyber threats.

Enhanced Assurance
Achieving Cyber Essentials Plus certification provides enhanced assurance to your clients, stakeholders, and business partners. It demonstrates your commitment to cybersecurity excellence and signifies that your organisation has undergone rigorous testing to validate its security controls.

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Cyber Security isn't just Technology

At Holistic IT, we understand that cybersecurity is not just about deploying firewalls and antivirus software – it’s about fostering a culture of vigilance and resilience within your organisation. Our mission extends beyond technical support; we strive to empower businesses with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape confidently.

Our tailored support plans cater to the diverse needs of businesses, ensuring that you receive personalised solutions that align with your budget and objectives. From proactive monitoring to incident response planning, we provide a holistic approach to cybersecurity that prioritises education, empowerment, and protection.