Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic hygiene measures that all types of organisations can implement and potentially build upon. Government believes that implementing these measures can significantly reduce an organisation’s vulnerability.
However, it does not offer a silver bullet to remove all cyber security risk; for example, it is not designed to address more advanced, targeted attacks and hence organisations facing these threats will need to implement additional measures as part of their security strategy.
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.
Cyber Essentials is mandatory for all government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services.