Cyber Essentials

NCC Group is an accredited security provider under the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a government certification to help businesses understand the basics of cyber security. It provides an independent assessment of security controls that organisations should have in place to protect against internet-based threats. The scheme is aligned with the primary objective of the National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online by building a vibrant, resilient and secure cyberspace.

How does it work?

The Cyber Essentials scheme provides guidance to help organisations of all sizes to measure their defences against common forms of cyber-attacks.

Cyber Essentials (Stage 1) and Cyber Essentials Plus (Stage 2) cover five key areas:

Cyber Essentials diagram


How NCC Group can help

NCC Group is uniquely positioned to work with you to help support your certification to both Cyber Essentials (Stage 1) and Cyber Essentials Plus (Stage 2). Our experienced security consultants are able to help you complete and assess your current security compliance and perform practical tests to ensure you meet the vigour of the scheme for both levels.

NCC Group is a global provider of information security. With the world’s largest security testing team, we offer a unique set of skills, expertise and services, unmatched across the world.

Additional services

Regular scanning

Statistically, an organisation is most likely to fail a Cyber Essentials accreditation due to critical vulnerabilities being identified on their external infrastructure. As part of a Cyber Essentials assessment from NCC Group we will conduct a vulnerability scan of all external facing corporate infrastructure and web applications. Regular vulnerability scanning from NCC Group can help to safeguard your accreditation and ensure that you are proactively preparing for your renewal in-between your annual assessment, allowing you to identify and remediate critical findings regularly.

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