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Cyber Essentials

ReformIT are Cyber Essentials Plus Certified & a Cyber Essentials Certification Body

Cyber Essentials is an 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.

Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks.

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Why Should You Get Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials
This option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others. Certification gives you #TechnologyPeaceofMind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place. Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out. Alternatively you can familiarise yourself with cyber security terminology, gaining enough knowledge to begin securing your IT.

Certified Cyber Security

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
  • You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification
Launched by NCSC

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber essentials is a certification scheme that was launched in 2014 by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The scheme aims to provide a minimum level of protection against common cyber threats, such as phishing, malware, and hacking, by requiring organisations to implement five technical controls:

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Boundary firewalls & internet gateways

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access control


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Since October 2014, cyber essentials certification has been mandatory for suppliers to the central UK government who handle sensitive and personal information, as well as certain technical products and services. The scheme has also been widely adopted by other sectors, such as health, education, and finance, to demonstrate their commitment to cyber security and attract new customers.

If you want to protect your organisation from cyber-attacks, you should consider obtaining the Cyber Essentials certification. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that helps you to implement five technical controls that can prevent most common cyber threats. By obtaining the Cyber Essentials certification, you can demonstrate to your customers and partners that you take cyber security seriously and that you have a basic level of protection in place.

However, if you want to go a step further and have an external verification of your cyber security, you should opt for the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Cyber Essentials Plus is a more rigorous assessment that involves a hands-on technical audit of your systems and devices. This audit will test whether the five technical controls are effectively implemented and whether they can withstand simulated cyber-attacks. By obtaining the Cyber Essentials Plus certification, you can gain more confidence and assurance that your organisation is resilient against cyber threats.

Both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications have many benefits for your organisation, such as: improving your cyber security posture, increasing your customer trust, attracting new business opportunities, complying with regulatory requirements, and reducing the risk of data breaches and financial losses. If you are interested in obtaining either of these certifications, you can contact us for more information and guidance. We are a certified Cyber Essentials partner and we can help you to achieve the certification that suits your needs and budget.

Implementing the technical controls can reduce cyber attack by up to 80%.


"We highly recommend ReformIT for their guidance and support throughout our Cyber Essentials Certification process. Our company had the privilege of working with Nathan, who served as our primary contact. Nathan's experience and expertise were evident from the start, and he was always available to answer our questions and offer valuable clarifications on the certification requirements, including liaising with IASME to seek clarifications specific to our applications and infrastructure. His prompt responses and willingness to go the extra mile ensured that our journey towards Cyber Essentials Certification was smooth and efficient. We are very grateful for their assistance and would confidently recommend ReformIT to any organisation seeking reliable guidance in the realm of cyber security certifications."

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