Cyber Essentials

Why Cyber Essentials matters

Participating in this scheme will give you the appropriate guidance and support to help you protect your business against common cyber attack.

Once certified you would have an assurance mechanism to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that you are taking cyber security seriously and have taken necessary precautions.

Moreover, if you wish to bid for government contracts which involve the handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of specific technical products and services you will have to be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls.

Two levels of certification

  • Cyber Essentials Basic

    Includes a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) and an external vulnerability scan. This ensures that best practice is in place and that there are no known vulnerabilities present on the Internet-facing networks and applications.

  • Cyber Essentials PLUS

    Includes all of the assessments for the Cyber Essentials certification, and also includes an additional internal scan and an on-site assessment of your infrastructure, specifically focusing on workstations and mobile devices.

Bluegrass Group

We have been very fortunate to have Bluegrass supporting our business's IT systems and infrastructure.  We have developed a high level of confidence that we are in safe and very capable hands.

Legal Manager


Armada Asset Finance

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