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Cyber Essentials

Take your first steps towards GDPR compliance and protection against cyber threats.

  • Step one - What is Cyber Essentials?

    Cyber Essentials is a scheme designed by the Government to make it easier for you to be protected against cyber criminals. They are after your data, confidential information and your money! But fear not, we’re here to help.

    Cyber Essentials requires your organisation to have five technical controls in place:

    • Boundary firewalls
    • Secure configuration
    • User Access control
    • Malware protection
    • Patch management

    And it offers a certification process so you can demonstrate that you have taken the essential precautions.

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  • Step two - How does Cyber Essentials Work With GDPR?

    GDPR is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. Coming into effect on 25th May 2018, it is the most important change in data privacy and security regulation in 20 years.

    Some of its key points are:

    • Increased fines - Fines can be up to 4% of global turnover or €20M, whichever is higher.
    • Opt-in consent - Users must give clear, unambiguous consent for their data to be collected and processed. You must have proof of how, why and when the consent was given.
    • Breach notification. - The ICO must be informed within 72 hours of any data loss and users informed as soon as possible.

    The Cyber Essentials scheme offers a big step towards being compliant with GDPR and most likely will put you ahead of competitors who may not either be aware of or have all the precautions in place.

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  • Step three - Why Should I get Certified?

    Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic measures that all types of organisations can implement and potentially build upon. Implementing these measures can significantly reduce your vulnerability.

    It does not remove all cyber security risk, but it does define a focused set of controls that will provide cost-effective, basic cyber security for organisations of all sizes.

    Recently, the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack crippled the NHS and infected computers in 150 countries - it’s organisations of all sizes that are at risk.

    Failing to protect your business can be costly in other ways, too. One company that suffered a cyber attack was fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). In some circumstances, in addition to a fine, a company can be forced to stop processing data. This can be even more costly to a business.

    Cyber Essentials certification will help you to avoid suffering an attack or being penalised for lack of action. We can help you along the path towards having the technical controls in place and gaining certification.

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  • Final Step - What is the process to Cyber Essentials Certification?

    We will work with you to ensure the correct processes are in place for each of the five technical controls to help you to gain Cyber Essentials Certification. This will include:

    • Preventing unauthorised access with boundary firewalls.
    • Setting up systems securely using secure configurations.
    • Restricting access to those who need it with user access control.
    • Using anti-virus software as malware protection.
    • Updating software for patch management.

    This will be partially achieved through a pre-questionnaire as well as gap analysis. We will then be able to score your current state and propose a plan to rectify any issues, with work being conducted by your own team or by one of the experts here at Keytech.



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Our Cyber Essentials Service

In order to assist you in the goal of achieving Cyber Essentials certification, we have created three bespoke package options.
If you need remote assistance on the process or require a full managed security offering - we’re here to help.

Self-assessment with remote support

  • Cyber Essentials Self Assessment Fee
  • 3 hours remote support from an experienced Keytech Consultant to help guide you through the process of achieving Cyber Essentials
  • Submit your completed form to Keytech for review
  • Submit your response and supply score
  • If successful, we'll supply you with your Cyber Essentials certification
£600

Self-assessment with onsite support

  • Cyber Essentials Self Assessment Fee
  • 1 day onsite assistance/consultancy from an experienced Keytech Consultant who will work with you around the Cyber Essentials criteria
  • Submit your completed form to Keytech for review
  • Submit your response and supply score
  • If successful, we'll supply you with your Cyber Essentials certification
£750

Managed Security Service

  • Cyber Essentials Self Assessment Fee Per Year
  • 1 day onsite assistance/consultancy per year from an experienced Keytech Consultant who will work with you around the Cyber Essentials criteria
  • Monthly external vulnerability scanning (external IP addresses)
  • Dark Web Monitoring with monthly reporting (one domain)
£150 p/m

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