Cyber Essentials Accreditation
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Cyber Essentials is cheap, easy to implement and prevents over
80% of all cyber attacks.
What is Cyber Essentials accreditation?
The Cyber Essentials accreditation scheme aims to raise awareness of protection methods. It enables businesses to implement necessary measures in the workplace, and to demonstrate that they have taken the appropriate steps towards minimising risk. The Cyber Essentials (CE) badge can be used upon completion.
Launched in 2014 by the government’s National Cyber Security Centre, the Cyber Essentials scheme highlights the five basic cyber security controls that all businesses should be implementing in the office:
Secure connections to
Secure devices and
Controlled access to devices
Protection from viruses and other malware
Management of software patches and updates
Why is Cyber Essentials accreditation Important?
Cyber Essentials benefits
Cyber Essentials accreditation is one of the most simple, straightforward, and cost-effective methods for meeting GDPR guidelines, keeping your valuable data safe and secure, and showing that you are dedicated to protecting the privacy of your clients, your employees, and your shareholders.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, any business that collects, stores, manages, or shares personal information must be able to demonstrate that this data is not only used with permission, but also stored safely and securely.
Unfortunately, around half of UK businesses have not implemented all five of the basic cyber security controls, which means that they may not be compliant with legislation. Ensuring security on personal devices used in the workplace is one of the main areas that is overlooked.
Why choose PGI?
PGI is a leading provider of the government-backed Cyber Essentials accreditation scheme, helping businesses across the UK to improve their processes and demonstrate a commitment to cyber security.
Cyber Essentials knowledge hub
Cyber Essentials is the most basic form of security any business can obtain in order to help guard you against frequent cyber threats. The resources below will assist in keeping your organisation safe and compliant.
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Cyber Essentials Brochure
Take a look at our Cyber Essentials brochure and save for offline usage.
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Cyber Essentials NSCS advice
The top five technical tips to keep secure by the National Cyber Security Centre
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