Cyber Essentials

Who can get certified

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber security is increasingly important. Globally, the number of firms reporting cyber incidents has risen from 45% in 2018 to 61% in 2019.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that gives your customers the peace of mind that measures are in place to protect your business and their data against cyber attacks including hacking, phishing and password guessing.

The average cyber attack on an SME costs in the region of £1,300-£3,000 to resolve. By ensuring your computers, tablets, smartphones, servers and network devices are all protected, you can make provisions to avoid any unexpected outlays.

How do I get accredited?

We are an accredited Cyber Essentials certification body, meaning we can help you every step of the way. We’ll carry out an audit of your current cyber security, advise on and make any necessary changes, and guide you through the certification process.

Sound good? Contact us to get started.

What support is available?

We’re here to help and provide advice throughout the certification process. Scottish SMEs and sole traders going through accreditation can also apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to cover the costs of certification. These grants are available until the end of March 2020, so there’s never been a better time to start the process.

To be eligible for funding, you must:

  • Be an SME with fewer than 250 employees, or a sole trader
  • Have a registered base in Scotland
  • Operate IT with a connection to the internet
  • Be completing Cyber Essentials for the first time

Don’t put cyber security on the backburner – contact us to find out how you can take advantage of the funding available and learn how becoming Cyber Essentials certified can protect your business.