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

Government backed scheme

The UK Government worked with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum cyber essentials(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 accredited 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+cyber essentials plus

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

If you engage with Athene Secure we can investigate building this accreditation into our full suite of services at a competitive rate, enabling your organisation to comply with the IASME requirements and to double-check that everything else is in order.

Using the CE and CE+ scheme as an opportunity for you to assess your organisation’s position with regards to cyber security.  If you achieve certification you have a baseline oif security you can use to pragmatically look into what else needs to be done.  This will save you effort and money in the long term.

Insurance inclusive (under £20m turnover)

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