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PROTECT AGAINST UP TO 80% CYBER ATTACKS WITH CYBER ESSENTIALS

QuoStar will identify security weaknesses and help you to implement the required controls to obtain your Cyber Essentials accreditation.

Backed by our Outcome Assured guarantee™ - We guarantee your business will become certified first time

WHAT IS CYBER ESSENTIALS?

A government-backed scheme, designed to help organisations reduce their risk of cyber attacks. It is a world leading and cost-effective assurance mechanism for organisations to help demonstrate their commitment to security to their customers and stakeholders. As well as providing peace of mind, it is often a minimum requirement if you wish to bid on public projects.

BENEFITS OF CYBER ESSENTIALS ACCREDITATION

PROTECT AGAINST UP TO 80% OF CYBER ATTACKS

Implementing the five security controls could help prevent up to 80% of cyber attacks according to the UK government.

DRIVE BUSINESS EFFICIENCY

Focus on your core business activities knowing that you are secured against cyber attacks.

SHOW SECURITY AND HELP SECURE THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your own data and that of customers.

WORK WITH THE UK GOVERNMENT AND THE MOD

Cyber Essentials will permit you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus will give you the opportunity to work with MOD.

INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SECURING BUSINESS

Boost your reputation by demonstrating you take security seriously, giving you a greater chance of securing contracts.

REDUCE CYBER INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Cyber insurance agencies often look more favourably on organisations who have achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation.

THE FIVE CONTROLS

The Cyber Essentials Scheme provides five controls to help prevent cyber attacks. These controls provide the basic level of protection you need to implement to secure your organisation against the majority of cyber attacks, allowing you to focus on your core business objectives.

SECURE CONFIGURATION
FIREWALLS
ACCESS CONTROLS
PATCH MANAGEMENT
MALWARE PROTECTION

TWO LEVELS OF ACCREDITATION

There are two levels of Cyber Essentials accreditation available to your business.

CYBER ESSENTIALS

The certification process involves a self-assessment questionnaire and an external vulnerability scan which independently verifies your security controls. 

Cyber Essentials is the right certification for you if the following points apply:

You're looking for a basic security certification to demonstrate you have the controls in place

Your employees are mainly office based and their IT equipment rarely leaves the premises and is under your administration

You have physical and technical controls in place to restrict office access for third parties (e.g. clients, suppliers)

CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS

 The certification process includes all the steps from Cyber Essentials as well as an additional internal scan and an onsite assessment.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the right certification for you if the following points apply:

A client has specifically requested you achieve Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

Your employees work from remote locations (e.g. home,
client sites) and IT equipment is often outside of
the office.

Multiple third parties, such as clients or suppliers, have access to your office or your IT

HOW CAN QUOSTAR HELP?

We have assisted numerous businesses in achieving security accreditations, including ISO 27001. Our consultancy services for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, delivered by a Senior Consultant, will include:

  • Gap analysis of your IT systems, processes and policies against the standards
  • Technical support and guidance to implement the required controls
  • Practical advice to ensure the ongoing security of your business
  • Certification for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus

QuoStar has been ISO 27001 accredited since 2009, the world and industry-leading standing for information security, and has over 13 years experience in IT security. Furthermore, our Cyber Essentials consultancy service is backed by our Outcome Assured™ guarantee, meaning that we guarantee your business will pass the assessment and obtain your desired security certification in the first instance.

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