13th February 2023

Cyber Essentials & Security Readiness Assessment Services

Data security breaches are on the rise. The average data breach cost across businesses is expected to reach $5 million in 2023.

A data breach in your organisation won’t just cost money, business reputation and credibility can also suffer. Gartner research shows that 88% of boards now regard cybersecurity as a business risk rather than solely a technical IT problem.

How can your business ensure you keep your data safe from a cyber-attack? Cyber Essentials can help.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a cyber security assessment backed by the Government. It aims to help companies assess their security processes and prevent attacks. In addition, it is a recognised indication to customers that they are taking cyber security seriously. There are two levels of certification, plus a readiness toolkit you can use:

  • Cyber Essentials readiness toolkit
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials readiness toolkit

This is a series of questions that helps to create a personal action plan to help you move towards meeting the Cyber Essentials requirements. The action plan includes links to specific guidance on how to meet the requirements.

Cyber Essentials

This is a self-assessment questionnaire that measures your business against five basic security controls which is then verified by a qualified assessor to ensure you satisfy all the requirements.

Cyber Essentials Plus

This is a more rigorous, robust technical audit of your IT system by a Cyber Security Expert to ensure that all five of the basic security controls have been implemented effectively.

Cyber Security Audit services

The AdEPT Cyber Essentials and Security Readiness Assessments services prepare customers for Cyber Essentials certifications. Alternatively, they can simply provide a security audit for organisations who want an assessment of their current security provision.

Remediation services

Once we have performed our audit, but we can also work with you to remedy any issues that we find. That way you can be assured that you will meet of the requirements needed to get Cyber Essentials certification when you go for the assessment.

Get in touch

AdEPT can help you through every step of the Cyber Essentials assessment process, no matter what stage you are at.

To find out more contact us via the form below, or visit our Cyber Security Assessment page.

Written by Samuel Hodgson

IT Security Consultant