Cyber Essentials Certification

 

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme designed to help organisations protect themselves against cyber attacks. There are two levels of certification: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. Nexor is a Certification Body for both certifications, which means we can assess your organisation and award you with the Cyber Essentials certification.

Read on for more information about our Cyber Essentials packages.

 

Why choose Nexor for Cyber Essentials?

Nexor was one of the first companies to achieve Cyber Essentials back in 2014. Since then, our experts have been involved in the creation of multiple certification standards, and have an intricate knowledge of how they work. Nexor is now a Certification Body (CB) for the Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus certifications.

Our experts have worked in the defence and government supply chain for over 30 years. All of our consultants are NCSC certified professionals, and are aligned with NCSC good practice recommendations. We guarantee that our services will help your business to achieve the Cyber Essentials certification, helping to protect you against the most common cyber threats.

 

Cyber Essentials packages

 

Key details

  • Cyber Essentials certification cost
  • Includes free cyber insurance*

Why do you need this option?

You are ready for the assessment and just need to apply for the certification.

Suitable for

  • Organisations who are comfortable with the Cyber Essentials requirements and have carried out all the necessary preparation;
  • Organisations applying for recertification and there have been no changes in scope.

Price

£300

Arrange your certification

*Terms and conditions apply

Key details

  • Nexor provides an assessment questionnaire for the customer to complete​
  • Provide feedback report for each control​
  • Remediation advice​ provided
  • Re-assessment following remediation​
  • Cyber Essentials certification cost
  • Includes free cyber insurance*

Why do you need this option?

An assessment to ensure that your business is ready before applying for certification.

Suitable for

Organisations who either need some help with applying some of the controls or need additional guidance in completing the self-assessment questionnaire.

Price

POA

Arrange your certification

*Terms and conditions apply

Key details

  • Consultant led workshop to complete assessment questionnaire​
  • Prepare analysis report with RAG status for each control ​
  • Detailed remediation advice provided for any controls marked as failed or major non-compliant ​
  • Nexor guarantee*
  • Cyber Essentials certification cost
  • Includes free cyber insurance**

Why do you need this option?

You would like to achieve the certification, but need some help in getting started.

Suitable for

Organisations who need assistance in understanding and applying the controls.

Price

POA

Arrange your certification

*Terms and conditions apply

**Find out more about the Nexor Guarantee

 

What’s involved in Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials helps protect organisations from threats such as:

  • Malware
  • Ransomware
  • Password guessing
  • Network attacks

Cyber Essentials covers five key areas (Access control, Secure configuration, Software updates, Malware protection and Firewalls and routers) to ensure businesses have the basic technical controls in place.

The certification helps organisations effectively establish the five core controls that have been shown to prevent the majority of commodity cyber attacks.

1. Access control

Control who uses your computer and what they’re allowed to do when they’re using it. Learn the difference between an administrator account and a regular user account. What are the privileges that an administrator can access and who should use this kind of account and when? Every user should have their own account with its individual secure password and no guest accounts.

2. Secure Configuration

Set up your computer securely to minimize the ways a cyber criminal can find a way in. Learn how to create unique strong passwords and enable two factor authentication if available. Explore the settings on your devices and on the software that you use, disable functions that you do not use and delete unused accounts.

3. Patch Management

Prevent cyber criminals using the mistakes they find in software as a way to get into your system. All software contains many lines of code which often contains errors. A ‘patch’ is an update released by the software manufacturer to fix these errors.

Set your operating system and other software to automatically update or apply the software patches. Check that your software is still supported by the manufacturers i.e. is continuing to receive patches.

4. Malware Protection

Identify and immobilise viruses or other malicious software before it has a chance to cause harm.

Install anti-virus software on all of your devices and test for viruses. Disable auto-run features and learn about whitelisting and sandboxing. Only buy apps from approved secure stores.

5. Firewalls and Routers

Create a security filter between the internet and your network and on your device.

Locate the firewall that comes with your operating system on your device and turn it on. Locate the firewall at the border of your network which may be in the router. Turn it on and change the default password. Check who has access to your router

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