Cyber Essentials Certification

Benefit from good cyber hygiene with Cyber Essentials

What is Cyber Essentials?

Do you think your business is fully protected against the growing number of cyber threats that happen every day? Are you sure that your employees know how to spot the sign of a phishing email and that you have procedures in place to keep hackers from accessing your confidential data?

It’s true that cybercrime is more likely to happen to small and medium-sized businesses. Hackers know that you don’t have the resources or time to implement a resilient cybersecurity system.

That’s why it’s so important for businesses across Suffolk to secure Cyber Essentials certification.

Cyber Essentials is a national accreditation scheme designed by the UK government and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). It promises a manageable, step-by-step approach to cybersecurity which will give you fundamental protection from common threats.

Cyber Essentials Certification focuses on five key areas and offers a guarantee that your online protection meets an information security standard.

Those five areas are:

  1. Secure Connections
  2. Firewalls
  3. Access
  4. Malware
  5. Patch management and software updates

Cyber Essentials can protect all of your computer equipment, from laptops and mobile phones to servers and networking equipment.

If this sounds overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be.

We’ll guide you through the process.

Our cybersecurity specialists will scope out your systems, identifying any potential weaknesses or vulnerabilities.

After providing you with a written report outlining our key recommendations, we will strengthen your defences across your entire infrastructure. Once we are satisfied that you exceed the standards set out by Cyber Essentials, we will manage your application for you.

All you need to concentrate on is the day-to-day management of your business.

We’ll take care of the rest.

Proactive annual reviews to maintain your defences

It’s very important that you review your Cyber Essentials certificate each year, because it’s only valid for 12 months.

It’s even more critical if you are bidding for public sector contracts, where Cyber Essentials certification is a mandatory requirement.

Here at Lucid Systems, we know that keeping your cybersecurity defences up to date might not be at the top of your list of things to do. But the defences you relied upon a year ago may no longer be suitable for today’s ever-changing threats.

You may have the best intentions, but other priorities may come up.

Before you know it, your certificate