The Cyber Essentials Scheme

Infinity Group are a certified Cyber Essentials Plus provider and help businesses achieve both the Cyber Essentials certifications.

Ensure your business is secure and compliant by achieving Cyber Essentials

Achieving a strong Cyber Security Structure for your business can consume significant amounts of time, money, specialist expertise and resource. The Cyber Essentials scheme as a Government backed industry recognised certification for Cyber Security.

The Cyber Essentials certification enables all UK organisations to adhere to a series of Cyber Security principles to safeguard their business data, clients data and participate in high value tenders that require this certification. Cyber Essentials helps organisations to mitigate against phishing attacks including Malware, malicious email and website links and hacking opportunities by exploring the known vulnerabilities in internet connected servers and devices.

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Why is Cyber Essentials recommended?

Properly implemented Cyber Security has the additional advantage of driving business efficiency throughout the organisation, in line with GDPR whilst also saving money and improving productivity. The five security controls that form the framework of both Cyber Essentials Certifications, could prevent “around 80% of cyber attacks”.

Our Cyber Essentials standard and plus Certification packages include a thorough on-site audit by one of our IT Consultants of your current setup, which includes a list of recommendations in line with Cyber Essentials’ strict Certification criteria and assistance with the application.


Business benefits of achieving the Cyber Essentials Certification

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UK Government backed
recommended IT Security

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An alternative or in addition to ISO 27001 Certification and others

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Enables your organisation
to tender for
large projects

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A must have requirement if you work with highly regulated industries

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Achieve optimum
IT Security
 in line
with GDPR

Two types of Cyber Essentials Certification

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Cyber Essentials
Standard Certification

This affordable certification is awarded on the basis of a verified self-assessment. However to achieve this the business needs to put in place a series of detailed policies and process which take time to assess and implement. Infinity Group help businesses to then undertake their own assessment via the official online questionnaire. This questionnaire is then verified by one of our independent Assessors to assess whether an appropriate standard has been achieved, and the Cyber Essentials Standard is then awarded.

Ideal for businesses who:

Want to demonstrate Government backed IT Security compliance

Are looking for an enhancement of their ISO 27001 certification

Keen to work towards obtaining the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

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Cyber Essentials
Plus certification

The Cyber Essentials Plus certification can only be obtained by a business after the Cyber Essentials Standard has been awarded. This fully audited certification  is awarded by an external certifying body and offers a higher level of assurance through the external testing of the businesses cyber security approach, a thorough security scan of the network is undertaken by us and all vulnerabilities are identified.

Ideal for businesses who:

Want to tender for large value projects

Work with highly regulated industries

Are looking for an enhancement of their ISO 27001 certification

(Cyber Essentials Plus only available once Cyber Essentials Standard has been achieved)

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Risk Mitigation

Cyber Essentials helps businesses to identify the risks it faces when it comes to cyber security and in order to achieve the certification there needs to be specific processes and structures in place every year.
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Added Assurance 

As Cyber Essentials is a stand-alone assurance programme, it’s affordable for all businesses. Many businesses that already have the ISO 27001 also have Cyber Essentials, and some opt for Cyber Essentials only.

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Added protection

Thousands of businesses  fall victims of cyber security hacks which cost time, money and potentially the loss of company and client data. Cyber Essentials ensures the correct process and setup is in place to prevent this.

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Data Protection

In line with GDPR, business owners are now solely responsible for the security of clients data in line with the new regulation. Cyber Essentials helps identify weaknesses and puts secure processes in place.

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