"Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks"
NCSC - National Cyber Security Centre
"Cyber Essentials is a good scheme that covers the essentials for businesses. You can download the technical controls for free from the Cyber Essentials website. If you want to get certified the first step is to choose an accreditation body"
TARIAN - Regional Cyber Crime Unit
Three Steps to Certification
1. Select a Certification Body.
2. Verify that your IT is suitably secure and meets the standards set by Cyber Essentials - your Certification Body can help with this.
3. Complete the questionnaire - your Certification Body will provide this and verify your answers. Once you’ve passed, you will be award your Cyber Essentials certificate.
The Process in More Detail
Selecting a Certification body
Your first port of call is to select your Certification Body. Read the details about each Certification Body in the Cyber Wales Ecosystem and choose one which feels like a good fit for your organisation. Once you have selected a Certification Body, click through to their website.
Verify your IT is suitably secure
Cyber Essentials has a detailed set of requirements for your Information Technology. You will need to make sure your systems and software meet these before you move on to the next stage of certification. You may be required to supply various forms of evidence before your chosen Certification Body can award certification at the level you seek.
Complete the self-assessment questionnaire
Having understood the requirements which Cyber Essentials puts on the installation, configuration and maintenance of your IT, you are ready to complete the Certification questionnaire and submit this to your Certification Body. The actual questionnaire which you complete will be supplied by your Certification Body.
Certification Bodies in the Ecosystem
Cyber Wales has a number of members who are able to both assist with and certify against Cyber Essentials and the IASME Governance standards. Below are details of each of these organisations including which certifications they are able to offer.
Arcanum Cyber Security
Arcanum was formed in 2008 and has grown to become the first NCSC Accredited provider of cyber security consultancy in Wales. Arcanum employs a team of highly experienced NCSC Accredited cyber security experts and supports clients across multiple sectors, ranging from Defence to SMEs. We are well placed to help your organisation become more secure and advise you on the technical, physical and procedural measures you should take to protect your reputation and the data you hold. Contact Arcanum to help you achieve Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus or the IASME Governance Standard. For more information visit our website https://arcanum-cyber.com/cyber-essentials/, email [email protected] or call 01558 669140.
Whilst a great deal of technology is focused on improving our lives for the better, unfortunately there are those whose agenda is about creating chaos and disruption where ever and when ever they can. At Astrix our focus is about creating a safe and stable environment for businesses to thrive and prosper and that means IT security is an essential part of business contingency planning. We also offer Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentisl Plus certification. Talk to us about arranging a free consultation about your IT contingency planning requirements today! For more information please contact Mostyn Thomas, 0845 22 66 572, [email protected]
B2B IT Services
At b2b IT Services, we do things differently. We work closely and strategically with our clients to understand their business plan and infrastructure before we recommend bespoke, cost effective, and innovative IT solution. We value relationships and our renowned customer service and our business culture has attracted our technical, competent and approachable IT professionals. Our expertise and strategic approach to IT means we don’t require a sales team. When you work with us, you’ll receive advice and recommendations from the people who understand IT the most. Your business could be carrying risks you’re not aware of. Holistic, objective and business centred, our security review will leave you knowing you’ve got all bases covered. Have you considered Cyber Essentials? If so, get in touch www.b2bitservices.co.uk, Tel: 029 2076 2337
Boyns Information Systems
Boyns Information Systems Ltd. is a supplier of IT related Products and Services and both a Managed Service Provider (MSP) of equipment and a Support team to our Customers’ staff. We support equipment supplied by us and inherited from other suppliers. Trading since 1996 and incorporated in 2003. We are both an ISO 9001 and a CompTIA Trustmark Plus regulated company.
Capital Network Solutions
We provide innovative business enabling IT solutions and services that increase productivity, increase security, reduce costs and increase revenue. CNS works with many enterprise class customers supplying network and communications solutions and supporting them via our Managed Services portfolio on a 24x7 basis. We understand the constant drive for cost savings, increased productivity, world class customer service and innovation and are able to develop the appropriate technical solution to address the business challenges. For more information please contact Mark Edwards, 0845 305 4118, [email protected]
We are a business-focused IT services and technology solutions provider based in Wales and the UK. Our founding Directors have many years of experience between them and have consulted for international businesses including Nokia, Swatch and Citibank. For the more cyber security conscious, or if you have specific compliance requirements, our IASME and Cyber Essentials certified auditors can provide internal and external penetration testing. Vulnerability scans allow us to baseline the security profile of your network (Inspect) and compare on a regular basis (Detect) to ensure a high standard of security management. Regular vulnerability scans are compared against the latest threats to ensure a high level of compliance such as Cyber Essentials Plus. Get in touch [email protected], Tel: +44 (0)29 2088 7362
Jovasi Technology Limited was formed in North Wales in 2008 to provide a range of technical solutions to educational establishments, local government and small businesses. Over the years, we have grown to provide a range of additional services including information & cyber security, data protection, project management and IT consultancy. Jovasi Technologies Limited is a Crown Commercial Supplier on the UK Government’s Cyber Security Services 3 framework, and are also a supplier on the Sell2Wales framework. We hold the Cyber Essentials Plus and IASME Gold certifications, and are one of a few IASME & Cyber Essentials certification bodies in Wales. Our Information Security team are highly qualified with CISSP and CREST certifications, and are geared up to cater for a range of information security consultancy services.
Knox Cyber Security
Knox Cyber Security is a small and specialist information security consultancy and one of the UK’s foremost information security consultancies. We specialise in a multi-disciplinary and holistic security management solutions for Cyber Security, HMG Information Assurance and Business Continuity. We have a demonstrable record of successful certifications and accreditations to date. The company was formed in 2005 by Paul Silcox who was joined by Paul Sullivan. For more information please contact Paul Silcox, 07772663748, [email protected]
Morgan & Morgan
With over twenty years’ industry experience, Morgan and Morgan offer unrivalled knowledge and expertise when it comes to providing IT solutions for 21st century businesses. We recognise that every business is unique, with its own set of objectives, its own structure, processes and people. Every solution we deliver is bespoke, designed with your business in mind. By offering complete, tailor-made IT solutions we have built up strong business relationships with private and public sector organisations across the UK. Our growth and success is based on providing clients with detailed advice and direction, backed up with quality products and first class service. For further information, please contact Michael Morgan on 01269 842242 or email: [email protected]
Protos Networks is a managed network service provider and a proud Cisco Select Partner, and Cisco Certified Small to Medium Sized Business Specialist, we offer cutting-edge network solutions for enterprise, small and corporate business environments. We are a Cyber Essentials Plus-certified company, in addition to being IASME-approved Cyber Essentials and GDPR-readiness assessors, thus underlining our cyber security credentials. The cloud-based technology we use enables us to remotely monitor and manage your networks without the overheads of employing a network engineer, or installing costly remote-access equipment. Outsourcing your network management to Protos Networks gives you the peace of mind that your networks are 100% monitored and secure, allowing you to focus on your core business. Get in touch [email protected], Tel: 0333 370 1353
Seiber are a Welsh based Cyber Security company who provide consultancy and training services. Our objective is to stop bad things happening to good people. We offer a wide range of services to both the Public and Private sectors and to all sizes of organisations who want to both protect their critical business assets and enhance the security of their I.T. systems. Are you worried about the impact the new GDPR regulations may have on your organisation? Are you looking to upskill your staff on current and emerging cyber threats? We can also provide additional bespoke services as required. Please get in touch with us to discuss your particular requirements. For more information contact Anthony Daly at [email protected]
Wolfberry are an award-winning Cyber Security consultancy, who’s goal is to make cyber security accessible, understandable and affordable for any organisation. Recently named “Most Innovative Cyber Security Company in the UK”, “Best International Cyber Security Consultancy Firm in the UK” and named as the highest placed cyber security organisation within the WalesTech50 awards, the team at Wolfberry are specialists in the field and have a vast knowledge of the latest trends, technologies, and attack vectors. Wolfberry’s aim is to provide support to organisations working across all sectors and protect their processes and data from all types of cyber security risks, both internal and external. This is achieved through a full range of managed services including; Their award-winning penetration testing services, cyber essentials certification, phishing simulations, ransomware preparation / recovery consultancy as well as, the innovative and award-winning Viper threat detection and vulnerability scanning service, all of which ensures their clients are wrapped in a suite of services designed to meet their needs. For more information visit wolfberrycs.com E-mail: [email protected] Phone: +44(0)800 368 9397
Xcina Information Services
We are a team of passionate people whose goal is to improve everyone's life through first class service. Our team is experienced and able to support almost any day-to-day issue that might arise. We are here to help companies requiring assistance with areas of business that may be under strain due to the current restrictions on working. We are available to provide advice and support to help you navigate the challenges of new ways of working, and are determined to continue delivering the quality of service that we have become renowned for, through the use of remote working tools, smart applications and engagement with clients. Get in touch [email protected], Tel: 02921 888111