Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials+

Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security
The UK Government worked with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF) to develop Cyber Essentials, a set of basic technical controls to help organisations protect themselves against common online security threats.

The full scheme, launched on 5 June 2014, enables organisations to gain one of two Cyber Essentials badges. It is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI and a number of insurance organisations which are offering incentives for businesses.

Cyber Essentials is suitable for all organisations, of any size, in any sector.

From 1 October 2014, Government requires all suppliers bidding for contracts involving the handling of certain sensitive and personal information to be certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme.

Athene Secure is an official, audited Certification Body for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials+

We can help you to achieve this widely-recognised, UK government standard. Prices start from £275(+VAT) for Cyber Essentials certification assessment and certification.

An additional benefit? If your company’s turnover is less than £20,000,000 you will receive free cyber insurance cover up to £25k per incident (details available here)