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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 2018 Information Security Breaches Survey shows that:

  • Two in five micro/small businesses (42%) identified at least one breach or attack in the last 12 months,
  • The directors or senior management in three-quarters (74%) of micro/small businesses say that cyber security is a high priority.

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.


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.