How can Advantage help your business with Cyber Security?
Here at Advantage, we can work with you to help you become Cyber Security Certified which will not only help to safeguard your business against the most common of cyber threats but will also help to further demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.
In addition to protecting your business against any potential cyber security threats, becoming Cyber Security Certified can also provide the following benefits:
- Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attacks.
- Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security safeguards in place.
- Provide you with a clearer picture of your business's cyber security level.
- Some government/private sector contracts require businesses to have a Cyber Security Certification.
The Cyber Security Certification Process
The platform is designed to assist organisations in achieving Cyber Essentials certification in the easiest and the shortest time possible. The entire process can be divided into four parts which are described below
Step 1: We Identify
Scanning for vulnerabilities enables the capability to identify all issues which are not in line with the HMG Cyber Essentials scheme. We use technology to automate the search for weaknesses in your system, so you don’t need any prior technical knowledge. We support identification on both Windows and Mac.
Step 2: We fix
Provided with a list of all devices and their respective issues, the admin can either manually attend to each machine or, can fix issues with one click in the dashboard. For admins with limited cyber security know-how, the platform is written in plain English, using smart questions. Our technology ensures good security practices stay in place after certification.
Step 3: We certify
Being secure is only one side of the coin. It is equally important to demonstrate to all our clients that data protection is taken seriously and they are in safe hands. This can help with instilling trust and limit liability in case of a breach. You also receive an official Cyber Essential badge to use online and a physical certificate.
Step 4: We protect
Data security is not a once-in-a-while exercise but an ongoing process. Security threats change constantly. For that reason, the software is ideally kept passively running in the background, which allows us to provide you with real-time threat information and security updates. Additional protection and proactive personal support is available upon request.
Cyber Security Certification Options
In terms of the options available to your business to become Cyber Security Certified, you can choose from one of the following which can be completed remotely:
|Cyber Security Essentials||Cyber Security Essentials Plus|
|Cyber Essentials is an official UK wide, government-backed certification that helps companies guard against the most common cyber threats and reduce your risk by at least 80%. It also allows you to demonstrate your commitment to cyber security to prospective customers.||
Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme, an official UK wide, government-backed certification that helps companies guard against the most common cyber threats and reduce your risk by at least 80%.
Cyber Essentials Plus ensures you have the five technical controls needed in place, with cybersecurity verification completed by a CyberSmart regulated auditor.
|To achieve Cyber Essentials certification, an organisation must complete a self-assessment questionnaire based on 5 technical controls.
Cyber Essentials Plus includes a technical audit in addition to the self-assessment.
If you would like to start your business on its journey towards achieving Cyber Security Certification through one of the above options then please submit your details using the below form.