Are you looking to grow your business and make new strategic relationships?
If so, getting Cyber Essentials accredited is one of the easiest ways to show potential partners that you take your cybersecurity responsibilities seriously, meaning relationships get built faster and new customers know that you’ll keep their data safe.
If you’ve never heard of Cyber Essentials before, take a look at our other blog that goes into the details. But if you just want to know the benefits for you and your business – keep on reading!
Reduce cyber risk by 80%
Aligning with the 5 Cyber Essentials controls will give your business increased protection against common internet-based attacks, minimising the chance of serious damage.
According to Gov.uk’s own stats, approximately 80% of cyberattacks can be mitigated with simple malware protections and firewalls.
Win tenders and new business
Cyber Essentials is required for most public tenders and is becoming increasingly popular in the private sector. Get certified to maximise your chances of winning new tenders.
Cheaper cyber insurance premiums
Achieving Cyber Essentials lets insurance providers know you’re taking action for your cyber security, making it more likely your premium will be lower. You even get a basic policy for free with your Cyber Essentials!
Better client relationships
Getting certified demonstrates to your customers and partners that you’re committed to protecting their data from bad actors.
A better overview of your IT
Cyber Essentials assessments can be a great opportunity to gain a clearer picture of your infrastructure and address any uncertainties with an internal audit.
It's simply a good place to start
Cyber Essentials offers businesses an affordable and achievable security baseline, making it a great first step on your cyber security journey, to later complement more advanced solutions if necessary.
BONUS: A better night’s sleep
Getting your business Cyber Essentials accredited means you can rest easier, knowing that all your data is safe, and you’re not going to wake up to a muddle of panicked messages about where your customer information has gone!
From IT support to bespoke deployments, our aim is to help you move with the times and adopt the practices that help keep your operation secure. And, as a national IT solutions provider, we’ve gone through it ourselves, so we know what’s involved.
We can help you safeguard your data simply, with multiple options for how much you want us to lead your Cyber Essentials learning, to suit your needs.
Once you’ve gone through self-accreditation, we can then help with the next step of your cybersecurity journey, Cyber Essentials +, which is quickly becoming the gold standard for UK businesses in proving their cybersecurity awareness.