Reduce exposure to cyber threats

  • Person icon Mercia Group
  • Calendar icon 13 August 2020 15:27

What is the Cyber Essentials scheme?

Designed by HM Government, the Cyber Essentials scheme ensures businesses and firms complies with the minimum requirements of cyber security and assurance. Once the scheme is completed, an official certificate of compliance can be obtained and used as evidence of activity within your business whilst also giving your customer’s peace of mind.

Why is compliance beneficial?

As many businesses implement remote working, cyber threats are more prominent than ever. Taking advantage of the Cyber Essentials scheme within your firm will reduce your exposure to common issues by up to 80%.

The official certificate can be used to provide assurance to your clients that your firm adopts best working practices. It will also influence buying decisions when pitching for new contracts.

Free access to the online Cyber Essentials support service

Cyber AMI is a free, online education and self-assessment service accessed through your web browser. By following jargon-free modules, you will be able to implement the scheme’s requirements.

Cyber AMI will manage the process of completing the certificate application form, enabling you to obtain your official certificate of compliance.

Why use Cyber AMI?

  • It is free of charge and simple to use
  • Save on consultant fees
  • Progress through modules at your own pace
  • Written in plain English for non-technical individuals
  • Only pay for your certificate at the end of the process if desired.

Get started today

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