Cyber Essentials, the UK governments baseline of Cyber Security. Get Cyber Essentials certification with Hedgehog Security. No fuss, no headaches, all the help. Whether you simply need access to the audit portal because you have it all in hand already or you need your company hand holding through the entire Cyber Essentials journey, we are here. We have a dedicated team of highly skilled specialists to help with every aspect from advice, to implementation and audit.
Our Cyber Essentials specialists are here to carry out all manner of services for your business to help you achieve a passing certificate. Cyber Essentials is the Government-backed, industry-supported foundation for basic cybersecurity hygiene. The scheme guides organisations of any size in protecting themselves against cyber threats. You can read more about the UK Government’s scheme and more in-depth information on the audit process in our audit guide.
Implement the core policies required for Cyber Essentials
Significantly reduce the time to compliance by using our templated Cyber Security Policies designed for the small business.
Be compliant with the Cyber Essentials requirements for Vulnerability Scanning
Receive monthly vulnerability scan reports for up to 5 externally facing systems, as required by the Cyber Essentials Standard
Hedgehog Cyber are authorised by IASME to perform certifications. We would be delighted to assist and support the achievement of your certificate.
You complete an online assessment questionnaire which is approved by a Senior Executive within your business. Upon submission, we will perform an independent review and verify your responses.
If successful, we will award you the requisite certificate and badge that you can then use within your marketing material and can display on your company website. The process is reasonably rapid, and our average turnaround on reviewing the submission is 4 hours.
Cyber Essentials Plus
Following successful certification against the foundation level, you may apply for Cyber Essentials Plus certification, which must be within three months of completing the Cyber Essentials level. If the gap is longer than three months, then it must be re-certified.
Once the assessment scope is determined, we will arrange to either visit to your site by one of our consultants or send you one of our appliances. We will then conduct a range of external and internal technical verification tests of your network and web application security. For the external scans, we use our [secure] scanner platform. For the internal scans, we use either our appliance or a local copy of Nessus Professional on our consultant’s laptop.
We will assess several systems randomly chosen from the scope pool of machines. The scope pool is at least 10% of each different build. Our team will be able to advise you more about this.
As a result of the ongoing assessment, it may be necessary for us to advise you to make changes for you to attain the certification successfully. In some cases, we can perform those changes through our CISO team.
The average turnaround time for a Cyber Essentials Plus certification is 24 hours.
Ask us a question, any question at all. As long as it has to do with Information Security / Cyber Security, we will get back to you with an answer.