Cyber Essentials for Gibraltar

Cyber Essentials delivered by the only local Cyber Security Experts


Cyber Essentials Overview

The Cyber Essentials certification is the UK Government-backed and industry-supported cyber-security scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves.

The adoption of the certification standard is the Gibraltar Governments answer to a safer internet space for organisations of all sizes, across all sectors. Developed and operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is considered the best first step to a more secure network, protecting you from 80% of the most basic cyber security breaches.

Gaining Cyber Essentials certification also enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.

The certification defines a focused set of controls which provide clear guidance on basic cyber security for organisations of all sizes and offers a sound foundation of cyber security measures that all types of organisations can implement at a low cost.

Cyber Essentials is a foundation level certification designed to provide a statement of the basic controls your organisation should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber threats.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme.It is a more rigorous test of your organisation’s cyber security systems where our cyber security experts carry out vulnerability tests to make sure that your organisation is protected against basic hacking and phishing attacks.

The Difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

The basic Cyber Essentials package includes access to the online self-assessment questionnaire, Cyber Essentials branding for your business (to include on your website, emails etc), as well as Cyber Essentials certification valid for 12 months upon successful application. This costs £300 + VAT

Cyber Essentials Plus offers extensive support throughout the Cyber Essentials application process. On top of the Cyber Essentials certification valid for 12 months and the branding for promotional use, your organisation will receive dedicated helpdesk support, on-site (in Gibraltar or Andalucia) assessment in your company HQ and absolutely no resubmission fees. The price for Cyber Essentials Plus is £2500 + VAT.

Why become Cyber Essentials Certified

Cyber Essentials certification indicates that your organisation takes a proactive stance against malicious cyber attacks. In addition, it offers a mechanism to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that you have taken the minimum yet essential precautions to protect your organisation against cyber threats.

The National Cyber Security Centre states that undertaking the Cyber Essentials certification process and implementing even one of the five controls required by Cyber Essentials can protect businesses from around 80% of attacks.

Additional benefits of the certification include:

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
  • You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber hackers are becoming more intelligent and have adapted to many counter-hacking measures. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2020 reports that the nature of cyber attacks has changed over the years. Since 2017 the number of businesses experiencing phishing attacks has jumped from 72% to 86%, although there has been a drop in businesses experiencing viruses or other malware attacks, from 33% to 16%. There has never been a better time to become Cyber Essentials certified.

How do I become Cyber Essentials Certified

Obtaining Cyber Essentials certification takes just three simple steps:

  1. Purchase your chosen level of certification online: Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus
  2. Complete your Cyber Essentials self-assessment questionnaire and upload for review by Hedgehog Security (Certification Body)
  3. Once your self-assessment questionnaire submission is approved, the awarding body, IASME Consortium, will post out your certificate
  4. When you receive your Cyber Essentials certificate you will also receive the relevant Cyber Essentials branding to use on collateral such as tender bids for public contracts.

Contact us

  • Worklab, Europort, Gibraltar

  • +350 540 73836