Cyber Essentials is a cyber security standard introduced by the UK government that aims to provide organisations of all sizes with basic, cost-effective protection against the most common Internet-based threats.
Assessing your security
The assessment is comprised of a vulnerability scan and a Self-Assessment Questionnaire, which aims to assess the effectiveness of currently deployed security measures, including firewalls, access controls, malware protection and patch management.
Cyber Essentials PLUS
Cyber Essentials PLUS includes the same vulnerability scan and self-assessment questionnaire, with the addition of a series of on-site technical assessments to verify your answers and ensure you are protected against various attack scenarios. This extra stage of independent testing gives you even greater peace of mind that your security reaches a certain standard, and is particularly recommended for organisations holding confidential information.
ECSC as an Accreditation Body
ECSC is a Certifying Body for the Cyber Essentials programme; this means we can conduct your assessment, report the outcome to the Accreditation Body (CREST), and ultimately, issue the certificate when you pass.