What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is the UK Government’s recommended baseline standard for the security of your company data and users from the National Cyber Security Centre, Part of GCHQ: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview

This self-assessment certification gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark you out as a target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.

Taking your Cyber Security Seriously

Being Cyber Essentials certified means you have taken a broad set of steps to ensure you have secured your ICT infrastructure and users from the most common types of cyber attacks. You can search by name to find organisations holding a Cyber Essentials Certificate issued in the last 12 months here: https://iasme.co.uk/cyber-essentials/ncsc-certificate-search/

Having achieved Cyber Essentials certification also gives your prospective and existing clients comfort in knowing that you take the security of your ICT Infrastructure and data seriously, and have proven so by going through the certification process.

Why should you get Cyber Essentials?

Certified cyber security

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
  • You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification

It is becoming more common now for organisations to insist that suppliers have Cyber Essentials certification. This practise is particularly common when dealing with the public sector.

Lugo provides our managed services clients with free assistance during the first certification phase using our expertise to assist with the technical aspects of the process.

Lugo will assist with completing the necessary forms and network settings required that will provide the information required by your IASME-approved assessor who will also ultimately provide the certificate itself.

Included with the certification is automatic Cyber liability insurance cover for any organisation with a turnover of less than £20m.

Annually thereafter, we provide ongoing assistance, also free of charge.

Note that the Cyber Essentials certification process must be carried out annually and the certificate itself costs are as follows:

Cyber Essentials Price increase April 2024
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