Cyber Essentials

Security certification for your business with Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a UK certification scheme for a business to show a level of protection in cyber security. This scheme will help you protect your business against a range of the most common cyber attacks.

The scheme is backed by the UK Government and overseen by the Cyber Security Centre.

GCC can assist you to become Cyber Essentials ready – guiding you through the examination and audit process.

Contact the GCC Team, if you would like to discuss your security needs in more detail.

Protect your business against the most common cyber attacks

From a small-scale start-up to an established and growing business, Cyber Essentials will help you avoid the consequences of such things as:

  • Phishing attacks
  • Ransomware
  • Network attacks
  • Malware
  • Password guessing
  • Data loss

Cyber Essentials – Levels of certification

There are two levels of certification that a business can apply for. To be awarded these certifications, certain requirements must be met.

GCC can assist you with the Cyber Essentials certification.

Note: You get 2 attempts to pass, otherwise a new assessment must be purchased.

  • Cyber Essentials

    A business completes a self-assessment questionnaire against five basic security controls.

    This self-assessment is then verified by a qualified assessor.

    The ‘Five Basic Security Controls’ are listed below.

    *You get 2 attempts t

  • Cyber Essentials Plus

    This covers the same requirements as Essentials, but tests of the system are carried out by an external certifying body.

    These tests are carried out using a range of tools and techniques.

    The ‘Five Basic Security Controls’ are listed below.

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Cyber Essentials – Certification Requirements

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Is Cyber Essentials for you?

Businesses of all shapes and sizes use Cyber Essentials to help protect their IT from attack.

No matter what your business does, Cyber Essentials can help to keep the devices and data you rely on safe.

Not every business has a dedicated IT department, or an in-depth IT department, or an in-depth knowledge of cyber security.

With this in mind Cyber Essentials has been designed to be flexible, taking into account all types and sizes of businesses.

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The Benefits of Cyber Essentials Certification




Reassures your customers that you take security seriously.

Attract new business with the assurance that you have cyber security measures in place.

Be listed on the ‘National Cyber Security Centre’ Directory of organisations awarded Cyber Essentials.

Contact the GCC Team, if you would like to discuss your security needs in more detail.

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Security Services protecting your business.

The threats to businesses are not only increasing in number, but also in sophistication.  GCC Security Services ensures your business is protected and can stay productive no matter what happens.


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