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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials

Develop a cyber-secure business strategy 

Organisations of all sectors and sizes can fall victim to cyber-attacks and breaches, potentially exposing confidential company and client data. Loss of data can lead to breaching the Data Protection Act, resulting in significant fines and loss of consumer confidence.


Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus is a Government-backed initiative developed to certify organisations who have sufficient baseline technology in place to protect themselves from cyber-attacks and malware threats. The scheme has been designed to factor five key controls that can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks.

  1. Secure configuration
  2. Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  3. Access controls and administrative privilege management
  4. Patch management
  5. Malware protection.

Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials
certification process
includes a self-assessment
questionnaire (SAQ) and an
external vulnerability scan
that independently verifies
your security status.


Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus
certification includes all the
assessments for the Cyber
Essentials certification
but includes an additional
internal scan and an on-site

Creating a competitive advantage

Government and Ministry of Defence divisions require Cyber Essentials accreditation from their suppliers. However, with a rise in organisations becoming aware of Cyber Essentials, an increasing number of businesses across all sectors are insisting their suppliers gain accreditation.

Key benefits

  • Aids additional compliance requirements such as GDPR 
  • Eligibility to bid for UK Government and MOD contracts
  • Clarification on security controls needed to mitigate risk
  • Proves corporate responsibility of cyber security to customers and suppliers.

Working with a trusted IT partner

As an accredited Cyber Essentials partner, Enhanced can support you at any stage throughout the process.

  1. Gap Analysis – A full review of infrastructure environment and current policies against the Cyber Essentials requirements.
  2. Reporting - A detailed report of findings and recommendations/actions required to achieve accreditation.
  3. Implementation – roll out proposed solution
  4. Final assessment and certification. 

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