Cyber Essentials vs Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials is a cost-effective assurance scheme for small and medium sized enterprises which is backed by the UK government. It helps you demonstrate to customers and other stakeholders that the most important cyber security controls have been implemented and it is a prerequisite for public sector suppliers.
Cyber Essentials Plus takes you to the next level by providing assurance that your internal systems are protected against common threats. This is the obvious choice for companies that hold or process sensitive data.
At Arcturus, we are certified to carry out Cyber Essentials Plus assessments, and work with you to ensure you meet the requirements which will result in a certification for your organisation.
Benefits of the Cyber Essentials accreditations
- Become listed on the government’s directory of certified organisations
- Reassure customers that you are taking cyber security seriously
- Help to attract new business by showing you have the fundamental measures in place to defend against common threats
Cyber Essentials helps with compliance
Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018, cyber security has been forced into the spotlight and any organisation that is called out for non-compliance is likely to face regulatory action in the form of hefty fines and penalties, as well as reputational damage.
While GDPR has a number of requirements that need to be considered, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications are one of the first things organisations should do to prepare for GDPR and show that they are taking proactive steps towards safeguarding their business.