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Cyber Essentials Certification

Protect your organisation against cyber attack

Business operates in new era of open connectivity that allows vital information to flow quickly and processes to be more efficient. Users work from home, branches synchronise with central servers often in the cloud, software exchanges information over the web using API’s, virtually everyone has email to their smart phone … but with these benefits there comes risk.

For every point of connection there is a potential for a security breach. Ransomware is a widespread problem that can stop an organisation in its tracks and potentially kill a small business, targeted virus infection is a regular threat. So what can be done to stop or at least limit this risk?

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Protect your organisation against cyber attack

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The UK government and industry have worked together to produce a National Cyber Security Strategy that defines a new level of certification; Cyber Essentials Certification. The objective is ‘to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online’ and to improve the defences of UK organisations and demonstrate publicly their commitment to cyber security. To that end all organisations that bid for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information MUST be Cyber Essentials Certified.

What Does It Cost?

The Cyber Essentials Certificate is issued when you can confirm that your network security meets the required level to be certified and you have completed the questionnaire to describe how this has been done. There is a standard charge of £300 from the certification body that processes your application and issues the certificate. AMAS IT charges a one day standard fee of £750 plus vat for includes testing your network security and taking any remedial steps required to improve network security. Once your network meets the required standard we complete the documentation and have the certificate issued.

What does Cyber Essentials Certification actually do?

It is a series of tests and checks that looks to make sure your network is secure from external attack. Once these tests are passed and your network security documented you become Cyber Essentials Certified and have the right to use the official logo on your website and documentation.

The areas that are tested for compliance can be roughly divided into five categories:

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CyberUK 2019

CYBERUK Glasgow 2019

CYBERUK was in Glasgow for 2019 giving the cyber security community a chance to meet, discuss business needs, review the changing threat landscape and clarify responsibilities… and of course a chance to catch up with old friends and enjoy an overprices beer!

World-Class Cyber Security

CYBERUK is the UK government’s flagship cyber security event. Hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), it features world-class speakers, solutions and opportunities for interaction between the public and private sectors. You will be briefed on the evolving cyber threat and how we must respond as individuals and as a community to keep Britain safe in cyberspace.