Why does your Edinburgh-based business need Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Protection is a priority for your business

73% of small businesses suffered a breach in 2021

Average cost of a data breach is £12.000

Less than 24% of companies have a CyberSecurity plan in place

With the instance of Cyber Attacks increasing, including a particular focus on the threat to SMEs there has never been a more important time to protect your Edinburgh based business.

Cyber Essentials (and Cyber Essentials Plus) – a Government backed program – provides a structured process which is specifically designed to help you assess Cyber Security Risk.

At Managed IT Experts we are able to guide you through the process of assessing your risks and putting in place the changes needed to secure your IT infrastructure.

Manage security risks with Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus

Anecdotal evidence suggests that there is a high likelihood that, at some point your business will experience an IT security incident – in fact GCHQ suggest there is a 1 in 2 chance of this.

We can help protect against this by using the trusted Cyber Essentials framework to:

• enabling you to assess the risk of Cyber threats in your business
• helping adjust your infrastructure to avoid the most commonly experienced attacks
• improving the overall IT Security of your business

What are the business benefits of better Cyber Security for Edinburgh businesses?

Peace of mind

Cyber Essentials is able to protect your business against 80% of the most common Cyber Threats that small businesses typically experience. Enabling you to switch your attention from being concerned about IT security threats to focusing fully on your business.

A structured framework

Use the 5 proven controls in Cyber Essentials to protect your SME from Cyber Threats and Attacks. Through a combination of patch management, boundary controls, malware protection, secure system configuration and network access controls.

Reassure your customers

Communicate out to both existing and prospective customers and partners that your business is secure and always open for business. And that you are prioritising the protection of their data as part of a wider approach to IT security.

Boost your pipeline

Cyber Essentials is a strong and visible commitment to IT security and one that shows that you are safe to do business with. This can provide a boost to your new business pipeline including positioning you well in the Government tendering process.

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How we use Cyber Essentials to improve the IT security of your Edinburgh business

Assessment of risks

We work with you to carry out the initial Cyber Security assessment that is part of the Cyber Essentials framework. Which allows us to pinpoint some of the potential Cyber Threats that your business is facing.

Secure your business

The findings from our initial assessment of the current state of your IT security enables us to quickly identify the practical changes that need to be made to make your business more secure. And we work with you to implement those.

Plan for the future

Our approach to ensuring IT security is all about an integrated approach to ensuring the security and effectiveness of your IT infrastructure. Which we typically deliver with Managed IT support in Edinburgh.

How much will Cyber Essentials Certification cost?

Cyber Essentials certification starts from as little as £300 + VAT for Edinburgh based businesses. We can also help you with Cyber Essentials Plus and other certifications. Please get in touch and we will provide you with a tailored quote.

Book an exploratory Cyber Essentials call

– 30-minute no-obligation call with one of our team members
No pressure to sign up – just an honest discussion about Cyber Essentials
Leverage our expertise to create your security plan


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