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Why would an IT company want to be Cyber Essentials accredited?

IT companies provide a lot of services and support for their clients and some of these clients will also believe that this includes cyber security, whether or not it actually does.

IT companies are also a target for cyber criminals in their own right, after all, why steal credentials to one company when you could go to their managed service provider and steal hundreds of root access credentials.

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Cyber Essentials can help in two ways.

1 – By undertaking Cyber Essentials IT companies can understand first hand what standard their clients are starting to expect with their company security. That’s puts you in a better position to discuss what your client needs to build their own cyber resilience and at the same time protecting you by securing your supply chain.

2 – Cyber attacks are frequently in the news. Cyber Essentials can fully or partially mitigate up to 99% of common cyber attacks meaning that if you meet the standard you are less likely to fall victim yourself, and you can boast to your clients that you are acting responsibly by securing your data and systems, which is probably what they expect anyway.

Chart showing the impact of cyber essentials from a study by Lancaster University

Why speak to one of our Trusted Partners about this?

Our Trusted Partners are cyber security firms in the East of England (Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk) so you can get local help.

But more importantly you can start a relationship with them about partnering in the future with other clients, knowing that they will provide the security expertise while you can provide the services you know best. You never know where a partnership like that might lead.

You can find more details on our Trusted Partner page or contact us and we can put you in contact with one close to you.

Further guidance & support

The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre is a not-for-profit organisation, run by policing, with the intention of increasing cyber resilience of SMEs and third sector organisations within the East of England.

Our members can benefit from a range of services, from helping you improve your cyber resilience through our “little steps” programme, to being notified about the threats relevant to you.

Why not join our community today?

It’s completely free, with no strings or sales pitches attached.

Policing led – business focused.


The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others. Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.

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