Backed by the UK Government and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials certification is a key requirement for any defence supplier that wants to work with the Ministry of Defence.
Having this certification or not could potentially make or break your chance of winning defence and wider public sector contracts.
Find out more about Cyber Essentials and how your business can become certified below.
The MOD’s Cyber Security Model
If your business wants to work with the MOD it is vital that you understand the associated Cyber Risk profiles MOD contracts may contain.
The Cyber Security Model introduced by the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) within the MOD recommends Cyber Essentials certification. In fact, under the Defcon 658 notice suppliers will need to know what level of Cyber Essentials certification their business must have to comply with MOD cyber requirements throughout their supply chain.
Promoting Cyber Essentials
When a business becomes Cyber Essentials certified it can then be promoted as cyber secure up to the Cyber Essentials standard level.
Businesses that receive the Cyber Essentials certificate also receive the relevant Cyber Essentials branding to use on collateral such as tender bids.
Secure your business
Protection is another benefit of Cyber Essentials.
This year, the Cyber Security Breaches Survey revealed that over four in ten businesses (43%) have experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months.
If you want to protect your business from the ever-increasing cyber threat, the controls that need to be in place to achieve Cyber Essentials certification can help to protect your business from around 80% of common cyber attacks.
Find out more about Cyber Essentials
If you would like to learn more about cyber security, download a free Cyber Essentials Scheme Summary.
This will give your business a clearer picture of how cyber attacks can affect your business and what is involved in the certification process.