MRD Technologies is excited to announce that we are now able to support businesses with their Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and GDPR Readiness certification, having supported three customers in the past two weeks to achieve their Cyber Essentials certification. This certification is awarded by a UK government backed scheme and is a recognition of an organisation’s commitment to cybersecurity. The certification process involves a detailed assessment of an organisation’s systems and procedures, and MRD Technologies can help you pass with flying colours. 

As more and more businesses move online, cybersecurity has become a top priority. Supporting businesses on their journey to achieve Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates our commitment to keeping our clients’ data safe and secure. We have always placed high importance on data security, and this support is further evidence of our dedication to protecting our clients’ information.

What is Cyber Essentials and what does it cover?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that sets out the basic controls all organisations should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber attacks. It was designed by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in 2014 and has since been adopted by businesses of all sizes and across all sectors. The scheme covers five key areas: boundary firewalls and internet gateways; secure configuration; access control; malware protection; and patch management. By implementing these measures, businesses can significantly reduce their exposure to common cyber threats. In addition, businesses that are certified to the Cyber Essentials standard can display the Cyber Essentials badge, which serves as a mark of their commitment to cybersecurity.

Why do you need to be Cyber Essentials certified?

There are many reasons why Cyber Essentials certification is important. First, it demonstrates to customers and suppliers that your business takes cybersecurity seriously. This can help to build trust and confidence in your brand. Second, it can help you to win work with the government and other large organisations that require their suppliers to be certified. Third, it can help you to improve your defences against cyber attacks by identifying weaknesses and putting in place controls to mitigate the risks. In short, Cyber Essentials certification is an important way for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity and protect themselves from the growing threat of cybercrime.

How can you get certified for Cyber Essentials?

In order to become certified for Cyber Essentials, you must first complete a self-assessment questionnaire. This questionnaire will assess your organisation’s current level of cyber security and identify any potential vulnerabilities. Once the questionnaire is complete, you will submit it to an accredited certification body. The certification body will then conduct an independent assessment to verify your answers and confirm that your organisation meets the requirements for certification. Once you have been certified, you will be required to renew your certification every year. To maintain your certification, you must continue to meet the same standards of cyber security that were required for initial certification. By following these steps, you can ensure that your organisation is cyber secure and protect it from potential threats.

If you are looking for a company that takes cybersecurity seriously, look no further than MRD Technologies. We are proud to be able to support with this important certification and promise to continue our commitment to keeping our clients’ data safe. For more information about how we can help you achieve Cyber essentials certification, please contact us.