Why Is Cyber Essentials Important?

Cyber Essentials is a two-level, government-backed certification scheme that assesses and verifies that an organisation has put in place basic security controls against common cyber threats.

The certification scheme gives organisations confidence that they have strong security measures in place against some of the most common and insidious cyber challenges. It also helps to reassure customers, clients and suppliers that valuable information and data won’t be at risk.

The key aspects of Cyber Essentials are:

  • Firewalls & Routers
  • Software Updates
  • Malware Protection
  • Access Controls
  • Secure Configuration

The Cyber Essentials basic certificate is a self-assessed process. This is a relatively straightforward step in the certification scheme that can then lead to Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation following a successful independent assessment.

Equilibrium Security are one of the few Cyber Essentials Certification bodies within the Midlands. We have been working alongside IASME conducting Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessments since 2016.

Why is Cyber Essentials important?

Cyber Essentials provides a robust baseline by which organisations can establish their cyber security credentials. Combining both self-assessment and independent auditing, it provides a benchmark by which organisations can measure their security.

By completing the certification programme, business owners and others can take a proactive approach to Cyber Security. They will learn why different actions, tools and protocols are essential and what they can do to strengthen their own security.

Who needs Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials can be beneficial to a wide range of businesses and organisations across both the private and public sectors. 

Any organisation that uses digital technology and handles either in-house or external data needs to ensure that they have robust safety measures in place.

Why do I need Cyber Essentials?

If you are a business owner or run an organisation that handles customer, supplier and client data, then achieving Cyber Essentials certification should be a key priority. 

It gives you a framework through which to develop and strengthen your cyber security and provide recognition for what you have achieved.

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Achieve Cyber Essentials Certification with Equilibrium Security

Equilibrium Security is your partner in the Cyber Essential process. After carrying out a self-assessment questionnaire, we can then conduct an independent assessment of your security measures with Cyber Essentials Plus. 

Using security tests and carefully managed attacks we see how your security controls perform against potential threats.

If we identify any areas that need strengthening, we’ll provide you with suggested remedial actions to apply.

Contact us to find out more about strengthening your Cyber Security and achieving Cyber Essentials Certification.

Customer Feedback

Victor Stephenson-Henshaw
Victor Stephenson-Henshaw
Learn Plus Us
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Learn Plus Us recently worked with Jacob and the team at Equilibrium Security to pass our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. We found them to be extremely supportive and knowledgeable throughout the process. They were always available to answer any questions we had and provided us with the guidance and resources we needed to ensure a successful outcome. We found them to be a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to pass their Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.
The Institute of Clinical Science and Technology
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I have undertaken my organisations Cyber Essentials Plus certification with Equilibrium for another year recently. It is such a positive experience, straight forward and clear. They have again provided great support and guidance to complete the certification, and as always a level of professionalism and expertise that provides great value to our organisation.
Arif Shah
Arif Shah
Cority Cohort
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Equilibrium Security have been our vendor of choice for Cyber Essentials for the last 4 years. They are always professional, helpful and patient, with lots of good advice on hand to guide us through the process. I can thoroughly recommend their services.