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Cyber Essentials or Plus: What’s Best for Your Business?

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Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus? Navigate the differences between these certifications with Stygian Cyber Security, and identify which suits your business' cybersecurity needs best.

Helping You Navigate Your Digital Terrain Safely.

In the digital realm, ensuring cybersecurity isn’t just an option; it’s a necessity. The Cyber Essentials scheme, launched by the UK government, offers two levels of certification – Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. But which is right for your business? Let’s unravel the differences with Stygian Cyber Security.

Cyber Essentials: The Foundation

Cyber Essentials aims to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cybersecurity (source). It involves a self-assessment questionnaire, with responses independently reviewed by an external certifying body.

At Stygian Cyber Security, we help businesses through the Cyber Essentials certification process, ensuring a smooth path to improved cybersecurity.

Cyber Essentials Plus: The Next Step

Cyber Essentials Plus covers the same controls but tests them in a hands-on technical audit. This includes a representative set of systems being tested for vulnerabilities (source).

With Stygian’s guidance, your business can leverage the enhanced protections of Cyber Essentials Plus, providing additional reassurance to clients about your cybersecurity practices.

Which is Right for Your Business?

The answer depends on your business needs. If you’re starting your cybersecurity journey or operate in a lower-risk environment, Cyber Essentials may suffice. However, if you handle more sensitive data or operate in a higher-risk environment, Cyber Essentials Plus could be beneficial (source).

Our team at Stygian Cyber Security can help assess your needs and guide you towards the certification level that best suits your business.

Stygian Cyber Security: Your Partner in Cybersecurity

Navigating the intricacies of cybersecurity can be challenging, but you’re not alone. At Stygian Cyber Security, we’re committed to demystifying the process, guiding you through each step of your cybersecurity journey, and helping you choose the right Cyber Essentials certification.

Join us, and let’s bolster your business’s cyber security together.

Stygian Cyber Security can help you secure your organisation against threats, ensure compliance and provide you with peace of mind with our range of cyber security solutions.

We’re a friendly and knowledgeable team, so have a browse or give us a call –we’re ready when you are.


    1. Cyber Essentials Overview | National Cyber Security Centre
    2. Cyber Essentials Scheme FAQs | IASME

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