Take the quickest and most cost-effective route to Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification. And once you have the it, you can benefit from our comprehensive managed cybersecurity service to ensure compliance with your new award.
Cyber Essentials – cybersecurity certification through Couno
Show staff, clients, and suppliers how seriously you take their sensitive data by signing up to the Cyber Essentials scheme
Cyber Essentials is a charter mark, backed by the government and supported by the IT industry, that helps protect your business from threats and cyberattacks.
It’s a clear demonstration to anyone who works with your company that you take data security seriously.
Our cybersecurity experts will support you through the entire Cyber Essentials process, enabling you to proudly display the Cyber Essentials logo on your website and stationery.
Cyber Essentials requirements
Cyber Essentials is based around the government’s ten steps to cybersecurity:
- Network security (protection from cyberattack and defending your network perimeter)
- User education and awareness
- Malware prevention (phishing, viruses, ransomware)
- Removable media controls
- Secure configuration (security patches, knowing every part of your IT system, and so on)
- Managing user privileges (including monitoring user activity, audit logs and more)
- Incident management (disaster recovery and business continuity)
- Monitoring (of systems, networks, and users)
- Home and mobile working (including protect data where the devise has been lost or stolen)
- Establishing your risk management regime
Why Cyber Essentials certification matters
By gaining Cyber Essentials certification you’re sending a message to your staff and customers that you take data security seriously.
That’s great for your customers, especially since the advent of new data protection laws, and great for the way your entire organisation works together. Once a culture of cybersecurity forms – backed up by Couno’s technology and expert-led services – the risk of a breach greatly diminishes.
That means less downtime, greater productivity, and a much lower chance of reputational damage.
It’s a great selling point for your company too. No matter who your client is, from a private homeowner to a FTSE 100 company, they want to know they can trust you to look after their personal information.
Cyber Essentials certification can lead to better business partnerships. More and more public-sector organisations, departments, and large companies are beginning to require suppliers who work with their data to be Cyber Essentials certified. Getting on board now could give you a clear advantage over others bidding for projects.
How Couno can help you with Cyber Essentials certification
When we meet, we’ll perform a thorough audit of all your current arrangements.
Our report will highlight areas where you’re at or near Cyber Essentials standards, along with any where there’s still a lot of work to do.
Once you decide to go ahead and become Cyber Essentials certified through Couno, we’ll start our work – getting you up to standard as quickly as possible. The costs of our service will quickly be recouped in the form of higher profits, increased productivity and superior protection from cyber-attacks.
Cyber Essentials Plus
If you’d like to go even further in your certification, there’s a higher level award that comes in the shape of Cyber Essentials Plus.
The tests at this level are the same as Cyber Essentials, but your systems are assessed by an external certifying body using a wide range of tools and techniques to test compliance and robustness.