Why bother . . ?

In the ever-increasing world of cyber-threats we all find ourselves operating in, being able to demonstrate your ability to navigate through them can have significant business benefits:

    – cheaper cyber-insurance
    – access to more restricted tender offerings
    – being more attractive to potential clients
as well as the obvious benefits of just being more secure than the competition.

“You don’t need to be 100% secure… you just need to be more secure than the average”

Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. Accreditations in this area are designed to demonstrate that you can prevent these attacks.

Cyber Essentials

The basic certification is self-assessment, and demonstrates you have protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.

Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.


Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out. This audit will ratify your answers from Essentials. and give you a higher level of certification.

How we can help

At Alchemy, we can run the accreditation process for you – setting up the portal, gathering data, submitting the responses, even issuing the certificate when you pass.

Due to our vast experience in the IT & security fields, should it look like certain areas of your current security postures are not likely to pass, we can advise quickly on any remedial action that is needed… and even carry it out for you.

Cyber-Security Training

Coming soon . . .