Why Is CyberEssentials So Important?

Cyber Essentials (CE) is a United Kingdom certification scheme designed to show a company has a minimum level of protection in cyber security. CE is the minimum certification required for any government supplier responsible for handling personal information in the UK. It requires annual assessments to maintain certification. Backed by the UK government and overseen by the National Cyber Security Centre.

For SMEs, a CE certification demonstrates you’re serious about security – both to customers and regulators. It encourages organisations to adopt good practice in information security.

Who should be Cyber Essentials Certified?

On 1 October 2014 Cyber Essentials was made mandatory for businesses looking to secure government contracts which concern handling personal information and delivering certain ICT products and services.

Cyber Essentials helps you demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. It is a foundation level certification designed to provide a statement of the basic controls your business should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber threats.

Be Sure — Be Certified

Over the years ELCOM has been taken seriously Cyber Security. Every year our cyber security experts carry out vulnerability tests to make sure that our organisation is protected against basic hacking and phishing attacks. In a world where cyber-attacks and malware are commonplace, and ransom demands are a growing problem, it becomes crucial for organisations to take responsibility  and ensure its customers data is protected and safe. At ELCOM, we are not only Cyber Essential certified but also ISO 27001 Certified. 


Cyber Essential (CE) also means that the Elcom platform
you adopt will continue to evolve and keep pace with cyber threats.