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Cyber Essentials Scheme

10 September 2015

The scheme provides both small and large businesses with clarity on good basic cyber security practice. By focusing on getting the basic cyber hygiene right, organisations will be better protected from the most common cyber threats.

Cyber Essentials certification can;

  • Help to reduce the likelihood your organisation will experience a security breach with its associated financial and reputational impacts.
  • Demonstrate to investors, customers, insurers and trading partners that you are proactive in taking essential steps to manage the cyber risks.
  • Provide a competitive edgee by ensuring you have the appropriate credentials to meet the requirements of supply chain partners or to bid for certain UK Government tenders.
  • Supports data protection compliance.

The HM Government 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey shows that:

  • 74% of small businesses in the UK had a security breach.
  • 38% of small businesses were attacked by an unauthorised outsider
  • £75k – £311k is the average cost to a small business of its worst security breach.

Many SMEs fail to recognise that they face the same cyber security challenges as larger enterprises and as a result are not doing enough to manage the risk.

Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyphra is a Cyber Essentials Certification Body. We can help support your business (large or small) in achieving Cyber Essentials certification and if required assist you to remediate any weaknesses identified.

Supply Chain Assurance

For larger organisations who may have concerns over the cyber hygiene of their supply chain, we can help you by using the Cyber Essentials framework to provide you with assurance on your current suppliers.

Cyber Safe Charities Campaign

The IASME Consortium is launching a week-long campaign aimed at encouraging registered charities to improve their resilience to on-line threats. Cyphra, as an IASME Certification Body, is offering discounted certifications on schemes which demonstrate charities have effective and recognised best practice and protections in place. This support for the third sector has been timed to coincide with ‘Cyber Resilience Week’ which runs from 11-15 September 2017. For more information about the campaign please click here.


For more information about the Cyber Essentials scheme please click here.

If you would like to speak to someone about Cyber Essentials call us on 028 9099 5967 or email info@cyphra.com.