Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-backed and industry-supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats.
The scheme provides clarity on good basic cyber security practices, which are designed to protect companies from the most common internet-borne information security threats. As such it provides an excellent guideline to an initial minimum security standard for all companies.
Cyber Essentials is also mandatory for central government contracts advertised after 1 October 2014 which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services.
Your company’s compliance with Cyber Essentials can be independently assessed, leading to certification which allows you to use the Cyber Essentials badge to advertise your compliance with the standard.
Amwell has a thorough understanding of Cyber Essentials. We can work with you to identify gaps between your current security arrangements and the requirements of the scheme. We can then recommend the most cost-effective way to bridge those gaps to achieve the certification.
Amwell is a Certifying Body for Cyber Essentials, which means that when you are ready to apply for certification, we are authorised by the relevant authorities to review your application (a Self-Assessment Questionnaire) and decide whether to issue a certificate of compliance.
In addition, on successful certification for Cyber Essentials, we are able to offer free Cyber Liability insurance of up to £25,000 (Terms & conditions apply – please contact us for details).