Cyber Essentials Explanation VideoCyber Essentials Certified

Article by • May 1, 2018

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Cyber Essentials Explanation VideoCyber Essentials Certified

Pentest People are now a Certifying Body for Cyber Essentials. We have engaged with many clients regarding Cyber Essentials and have identified that some customers struggle both with the difference between Cyber Essentials, Stage One and Cyber Essentials Plus, Stage Two.


What is Cyber Essentials? 

Cyber essentials is a set of security controls designed to protect businesses from the most common cyber attacks. The controls are divided into five categories: boundary firewalls and internet gateways, secure configuration, access control, malware protection, and patch management. By implementing these controls, businesses can significantly reduce their risk of being attacked by cyber criminals.

There are many reasons why a business needs to be Cyber Essentials Certified. A cyber attack can happen to any business, no matter how big or small. By having cyber essentials in place, businesses can protect themselves from the most common attacks. Cyber essentials can also help businesses to recover quickly if they do suffer an attack.


Benefits of Cyber Essentials to a Business: 

  • It’s a Great Opportunity to Audit Your Internal Security. 
  • Protect Against Common Threats.
  • Show Your Customers You Take Cyber Security Seriously. 
  • A Great Step in Preparation for GDPR 2018. 

Organisations that implement the Cyber Essentials scheme will be better protected against the most common cyber threats. This is because the scheme covers the basics of cyber security, which are essential for any organisation that wants to protect itself from cyber attacks.


To help our clients understand Cyber Essentials, we have created this simple animated video to explain the differences between Stage One and Stage Two as well as the engagement process with Pentest People.

We are always interested in feedback for this service so please do get in touch if you have any queries or comments.

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Andrew is one of the co-founders of Pentest People. He is a veteran of the Cybersecurity industry with many years of experience in building and running Security focussed businesses.