Cyber Essentials certification is for suppliers to the UK government who handle any sensitive and personal information. Companies bidding for government contracts require this certification.
The Cyber Essentials Scheme enables organisations to demonstrate to their customers, partners and regulators that they have implemented the appropriate cyber controls to protect against commodity attacks, where they are performed by unskilled, internet-based attackers using freely available tools from the internet.
Complement Cyber Security Insurance
A one-year complimentary cyber insurance of £25K is available for organisations:
With a turnover of less than £20 million
Who have been certified to Cyber Essentials by Forti5
Provided assessment has covered the whole organisation
This will cover breaches committed by hackers, employees, ex-employees and contractors.
It includes costs to engage:
Legal, IT Forensics, Data Restoration, Reputational Protection, Notification costs and credit and ID Monitoring services, following an actual or suspected breach of personal or corporate information, an IT security or system failure.
Responses to the self assessment questions are managed through our secure on-line portal, enabling you to complete the assessment with ease at a pace that suits.
There are 64 questions in the self-assessment scheme. The questions are answered on a secure portal and marked by Forti5 Technologies.
On successful completion of the assessment, you can display the Cyber Essentials badge on your website along with supporting, publicity material.
Furthermore, you will be entitled to one year's complimentary cyber security insurance.
This is a cost effective route to certification for businesses that have strong IT department or compliance with other security schemes (such as ISO27001).
For many SMEs the process of
self-certification can be daunting.
Forti5 Technologies offer you the technical expertise to assist you in qualifying for Cyber Essentials.
We'll spend half a day with you to identify the key areas you need to address and how to address these.
We'll also assist you in answering the questions on the certification portal.
On successful completion of the assessment, your business can display the Cyber Essentials badge on your website and marketing material.
Furthermore, you willl be entitled to one year 'scover on our complimentary
cyber security insurance.
We also offer additional services to help with the design of the process and controls for compliance with
Additional Services for Cyber Essential
Monthly or Annual Support
including a monthly call
to check you are keeping up to date.
Firewall Installation set up
(close ports, rules, etc. plus 2 factors)
plus monthly monitoring.
Cyber Essentials Awareness Training.
1/2 day on-premises training.
Two Day Cyber Security Course
Tailored for all staff.
Cyber Essentials Plus has the same as requirements of Cyber Essentials with the critical difference that it requires an independent assessment of your security controls, to verify that you have the technical security controls in place.
Cyber Essential Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus is an audited scheme.
In addition to providing satisfactory answers to the questions in the Cyber Essentials Scheme,
your organisation will be evaluated against a test specification set out by the National Cyber Security Centre.
For this, the external network is tested (Penetration Testing, Ports, Services), including looking at basic web application scanning for common vulnerabilities (Penetration testing / Vulnerability Scanning).
The internal systems are also tested (mainly e-mail).
If all are correct, Forti5 technologies make a recommendation to IASME
to issue the Cyber Essentials Plus certificate and insurance.