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With our long experience in securing computer systems and networks, and the ever increasing cyber threats our clients are facing, we are now providing consultancy services for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

Protect your business against cyber threats

These two linked Government backed cyber security schemes have become a requirement for SMEs bidding for many Government, Defence, NHS & other Public Sector contracts. It is based upon a published framework and the NCSC’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security and in some respects is like a quality standard for cyber security.

What do we need to get it?

 

What is the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

 

Who gives us the certification?

 

How can Thompson Consultants help us?

 

Will it prevent us getting ransomware/hacked/<insert your cyber threat here>

It will greatly help in preventing many cyber threats to you and if you were not working towards the 10 Steps to Cyber Security before, then you will be much more secure after certification. However it isn’t a guarantee you are secure from all threats.

The scope of Cyber Essentials is to help secure you from external threats to your computers and network from the internet. It says nothing, however, on the insider threat and advanced, targetted attacks from governments or suchlike.

But don’t let that put you off: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus gives you an excellent security baseline to work from and for SMEs it is more applicable than something like ISO27001 for example.

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