Cyber Essentials

It is critical for us that our customers have access to the most up-to-date security measures that can protect against all types of threat to their business.

Through Connectus Protect, we offer a range of tools to defend against the accidental, the negligent, and the malicious along with complying with the latest complex legislation.

The UK government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme is based around a set of technical controls to help organisations protect against online security threats. The business community is being urged to make accreditation a top priority; suppliers bidding for government contracts involving personal information have been required to be certified since 2014.

The scheme was developed in association with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF).

Aimed at companies in all sectors and at any size, Cyber Essentials is also backed by industry bodies including the Federation of Small Businesses and the CBI.

Cyber Essentials certification is designed to educate business stakeholders about a number of key requirements regarding cybersecurity, including:

  • How to secure Internet connections
  • How to secure devices and software
  • How to control access to data and services
  • How to protect operations against viruses and other malware
  • How to keep devices and software up to date

Business benefits of Cyber Essentials certification include the ability to reassure customers that proactive defences against cyber-attack are in place, which can attract new business from clients who share this focus on making appropriate preparations.

Why choose Connectus?

Connectus do not simply provide an impressive range of security measures to ensure your network has best-in-class defences, we have the expertise to ensure that all are implemented to an industry-leading standard.

Our multi-layered approach means we can offer the training and accreditations to boost your knowledge, capability and reputation on security-related matters as well as the software and testing to ensure your networks are aggressively fortified.

Through a combination of expert people, industry-leading, innovative products and services, and an unerring dedication to our customers’ security objectives, Connectus is the natural choice for businesses who don’t like taking risks when it comes to cybersecurity.