THE CYBER ESSENTIALS SCHEME

GOVERNMENT ADVICE

 

"Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks"

NCSC - National Cyber Security Centre

POLICE ADVICE

 

"Cyber Essentials is a good scheme that covers the essentials for businesses.  You can download the technical controls for free from the Cyber Essentials website.  If you want to get certified the first step is to choose an accreditation body"

TARIAN - Regional Cyber Crime Unit

THREE STEPS TO CERTIFICATION

 

1. Select a Certification Body.

2. Verify that your IT is suitably secure and meets the standards set by Cyber Essentials - your Certification Body can help with this.

3. Complete the questionnaire - your Certification Body will provide this and verify your answers. Once you’ve passed, you will be award your Cyber Essentials certificate.

THE PROCESS IN MORE DETAIL

 

Selecting a Certification body

Your first port of call is to select your Certification Body. Read the details about each Certification Body in the Cyber Wales Ecosystem and choose one which feels like a good fit for your organisation. Once you have selected a Certification Body, click through to their website.

Verify your IT is suitably secure

Cyber Essentials has a detailed set of requirements for your Information Technology. You will need to make sure your systems and software meet these before you move on to the next stage of certification. You may be required to supply various forms of evidence before your chosen Certification Body can award certification at the level you seek.

Complete the self-assessment questionnaire

Having understood the requirements which Cyber Essentials puts on the installation, configuration and maintenance of your IT, you are ready to complete the Certification questionnaire and submit this to your Certification Body. The actual questionnaire which you complete will be supplied by your Certification Body.

CYBER WALES CERTIFICATION BODIES

At Accelero Digital our mission is simple: to use our extensive software development experience to deliver tangible business results enabling our clients to profit from the advanced use of technology. Using our innovative EnGenero platform, we are able to develop bespoke, data-driven applications in less time with higher quality. EnGenero enables systems to be built securely as standard, delivering consistent outcomes in which our clients can have confidence. We provide training in good cyber security practices and steps to achieving certification, helping organisations to defend against data breaches and attacks. Accelero also performs information assurance audits that allow our clients to demonstrate their cyber security compliance. For more information please contact Nasir Adam, 01656 648200, nasir.adam@accelero-digital.com

Arcanum was formed in 2008 and has grown to become the first NCSC Accredited provider of cyber security consultancy in Wales.  Arcanum employs a team of highly experienced NCSC Accredited cyber security experts and supports clients across multiple sectors, ranging from Defence to SMEs.  We are well placed to help your organisation become more secure and advise you on the technical, physical and procedural measures you should take to protect your reputation and the data you hold.  Contact Arcanum to help you achieve Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus or the IASME Governance Standard. For more information visit our website https://arcanum-cyber.com/cyber-essentials/, email sales@arcanumis.com or call 01558 669140.

Whilst a great deal of technology is focused on improving our lives for the better, unfortunately there are those whose agenda is about creating chaos and disruption where ever and when ever they can. At Astrix our focus is about creating a safe and stable environment for businesses to thrive and prosper and that means IT security is an essential part of business contingency planning. Talk to us about arranging a free consultation about your IT contingency planning requirements today! For more information please contact Mostyn Thomas, 0845 22 66 572, mostyn.thomas@astrix.co.uk

We provide innovative business enabling IT solutions and services that increase productivity, increase security, reduce costs and increase revenue. CNS works with many enterprise class customers supplying network and communications solutions and supporting them via our Managed Services portfolio on a 24×7 basis. We understand the constant drive for cost savings, increased productivity, world class customer service and innovation and are able to develop the appropriate technical solution to address the business challenges. For more information please contact Mark Edwards, 0845 305 4118, mark.edwards@capitalnetworks.co.uk

Crystal IT Services Limited was formed by Chris Benson and Alan Jones to provide a quality layered service for businesses in the Vale of Glamorgan. Both directors have a passion for computers and have over 50 years experience between them in the IT service industry. They are committed to providing your business with Total Customer Service. Crystal-IT provides a first class pro-active and pre-emptive maintenance service for your computer system, supplying and installing quality components and peripherals, or even building a bespoke system to meet your exact requirements. For more information please contact Chris Benson, 01446 731 231, chris@crystal-it.co.uk

With over twenty years’ industry experience, Morgan and Morgan offer unrivalled knowledge and expertise when it comes to providing IT solutions for 21st century businesses. We recognise that every business is unique, with its own set of objectives, its own structure, processes and people. Every solution we deliver is bespoke, designed with your business in mind. By offering complete, tailor-made IT solutions we have built up strong business relationships with private and public sector organisations across the UK. Our growth and success is based on providing clients with detailed advice and direction, backed up with quality products and first class service. For further information, please contact Michael Morgan on 01269 842242 or email: michael.morgan@mmbt.co.uk

Safonda Limited was formed in Ruthin, North Wales by Rob Boyns and Jason Davies with the sole purpose of helping SMEs to secure their data and protect themselves from IT based threats to their businesses.

With over 30 years of combined experience in the IT and Information Security industries, Rob and Jason have built solid reputations through their individual companies (Boyns Information Systems and Hashtag Marketing) for delivering high quality and easy to understand services.

In addition to their professional indeavours in Cyber Security, Jason and Rob are also active members of the community helping to raise funds and support local projects as well as running the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster with the aim of helping to raise awareness as well as support businessess and professionals to increase their cyber security capabilities.

Vendor neutral, 100% client focused. Wolfberry can identify the weaknesses in your ICT system, which will help you better understand how to protect what needs protecting. We pride ourselves on being a professional and ethical company, we feel that the integrity of the services we provide is vital, as a result we do not deliver general IT services, these are provided by your existing IT team, nor do we sell software or hardware solutions, we provide a framework that will enable your ICT systems to become secure, working with you to reduce your exposure to cyber risk, so you can rest assured that the advice we give is in the best interest of your company. For more information please contact Damon Rands, 07809 482 185, drands@wolfberry.uk.com