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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective scheme that will help an organisation protect against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks.

It is a UK Government-backed scheme that is mandatory for tendering for UK government contracts that involved handling sensitive or personal information.

What does it cover?

Cyber Essentials looks to ensure basic security controls are in place in the following areas: 

  • • Firewalls 
  • • Group Policy 
  • • Access Controls 
  • • Malware Protection 
  • • Software Updates 


Spector is certified, and we’re an approved provider of the certification. We’ve conducted several of our customers over this path, and our team has plenty of experience to get the job done, regardless of your business size and industry.

Cyber Security

Why Cyber Essentials?

• A great base level IT Security framework for an SME.  

• Essential for tendering for UK government contracts. 

• Certification gives your customers confidence that you take Cyber Security seriously. 

Cyber Essentials - What's in it for me?

How does it affects SMEs?

In this article we’ll explore how can Cyber Essentials be applied and provide value to an SME.

Based in our experience deploying it for several small and medium organisations, it tends to be an excellent standard for a business’ cyber security to be at before moving to ISO 27001 and other more complex frameworks.

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