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Cyber Essentials, why your business should be certified.

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme within the UK, in this blog we’ll explain why your business should be certified.

What is Cyber Essentials?

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.

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.

Why should you get Cyber Essentials?

  • ZReassure your customers that you are securing your IT against cyber attacks
  • ZAttract new business with the promise you have your cyber security practices and measures in place.
  • ZSome Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification, this helps set your business apart from the rest

Which Cyber Essentials version is for me?

Cyber Essentials Standard.

The standard Cyber essentials certification is a self-assesment of your cyber security network and practices. This certification ensures you are following hte best practices to stop simple vulnerabilities within your business, deterring cyber criminals and other malicious attacks.

With this certification you’ll have peace of mind that your defences will protect against hte vast majority of common cyber attack, as they are usually looking for targets which do have these controls in place.

The standard certification will show you how to address these basics and prevent the most common attacks into your business.

At Reformed IT all our clients receive the Cyber Essentials standard certification as it is included in the support contract, with no additional cost.

Cyber Essentials Plus.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the rolls royce of the Cyber Essentials certification, this includes all the normal checks of Cyber Essentials standard with the additional verification of an external party checking over your systems, this ensures that the self assesment questionnaire from Cyber essentials standard is being followed, which in our opinion carries alot more weight then the standard certification, proving you are taking your Cyber security seriously.

 

Reformed IT are able to provide this cerification and ensure you meet the requirements to obtain Cyber Essentials plus, removing the burden and headache on your It department.

Cyber Essentials Plus.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the rolls royce of the Cyber Essentials certification, this includes all the normal checks of Cyber Essentials standard with the additional verification of an external party checking over your systems, this ensures that the self assesment questionnaire from Cyber essentials standard is being followed, which in our opinion carries alot more weight then the standard certification, proving you are taking your Cyber security seriously.

 

Reformed IT are able to provide this cerification and ensure you meet the requirements to obtain Cyber Essentials plus, removing the burden and headache on your It department.

What makes Reformed IT the ideal partner?

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Continuous Compliance

Much like brushing your teeth or washing your hands, maintaining good ‘cyber hygiene’ is an ongoing process. Keeping your business safe requires routine checks and regular maintenance.


This, in a nutshell, is continuous compliance. However, continuous compliance doesn’t have to mean monthly cybersecurity audits or hours lost checking company devices. There’s a far simpler, more cost-effective way to monitor your cybersecurity 24/7.

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How it works

Reformed IT’s all-in-one platform helps any business reach the UK government standard for cybersecurity within 24 hours – easily and affordably. We can help you achieve Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, and GDPR Readiness, reducing cyber risks by as much as 99%.

But protecting your business doesn’t end with getting certified. So we go further. Our platform monitors all of your company’s devices, checking for updates, firewalls and security measures every 15 mins, keeping your business safe 365 days a year.

Meanwhile, the platform’s smart dashboard lets you check the status of individual devices and distribute security policies throughout the company.

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Hassle Free

  • Seemless deployment
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Step by step instructions to fix security issues
  • Downloadable device policies and software reports
  • Specialist support team 

Get In Touch.

If you have any questions about Cyber Essentials, feel free to contact us by calling 01158 244 824 or email us using the button below.

Interested in what else our IT Support package includes?

There’s many reasons that IT support with Reformed IT is a great choice for your business or organisation. If you choose Reformed IT for your IT support, you’ll receive all these benefits including help from members of our  experienced team when needed.

Unlimited IT Support

We provide fully inclusive, onsite and remote IT support. In addition to that, it won’t cost you extra for an engineer to attend your site to resolve a technical issue.

Device Status Monitoring

When we take on your IT support, we deploy our monitoring agent onto all devices and servers. This alerts us to any issues which you may be unaware of.

Data Breach Monitoring

There are over 8 billion breached passwords and personal information available on the dark web. There’s a possibility that some of this data relates to your employees. We’ll monitor dark web activity and provide reports of breached passwords.

Cyber Essentials Certification

We ensure every one of our clients achieve their Cyber Essentials certification at no additional cost. We also help them towards Cyber Essentials Plus ensuring that everything is ready for assessment.

Anti-Virus Software

Everyone wants to avoid computer viruses. We include anti-virus software as part of our IT support package to keep your devices safe and to save time when it comes to viruses.

Office 365 Monitoring

We can monitor your Microsoft 365 tenancy. If anything unexpected happens, we will quickly notice and take care of any issues. We will also give tips on how to make you Office 365 much more secure, if needed.

Backups for Office 365

We will ensure that all of your emails and files are backed up, at no extra cost. We recognise the importance of backups and disaster recovery so we feel it shouldn’t be an added extra.

Managed Email Signatures

With our included Exclaimer signatures for Office 365 service, you can get more out of your email signatures instead of a simple message with no images.

Cyber Security Training

To keep you even safer from hackers, we provide globally recognised and market leading Cyber security training by KnowBe4. This online training portal will provide your teams with guidance and information to reduce the risk of hackers and scams.

Asset and Warranty Tracking & Reporting

We provide you with a list of your current assets in the business by using our powerful remote management tools. This creates a monthly asset report so you can keep track of your hardware life cycles.

Our Team

We have over 30 years of combined IT support experience. We like to use analogies and stories to explain technical terms instead of baffling you with science.

Reformed IT Academy

We’ll provide your business with the best IT training and learning sources. With the Reformed IT Academy, you’ll be able to watch and complete over 700 courses to help grow your knowledge and skills.

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