Everything You Need to Know About Cyber Essentials The Corbel Blog Written by Corbel on 20th December 2018. By now, businesses everywhere would’ve heard about the government initiative of Cyber Essentials. Here is a short blog article, informing you of everything you need to know about the Cyber Essentials scheme and to help you decide if you should invest in this programme. First and foremost, this initiative was launched in 2014 in order to bring awareness to companies around the UK of their cyber security measures and encourage improved cyber security practices to fully protect them against cybercrime. By gaining the Cyber Essentials certification, you are able to demonstrate to your clients and consumers that you are committed to cyber security and you are currently implementing vital security controls against the most common cyber threats. As well as proving your cyber security to your customers and partners, reassuring them that you are constantly working to secure your IT system against attack, a Cyber Essentials accreditation can bring more benefits to your business. Not only will you and your team have a better understanding of your cyber security level, but new clients will be more attracted to your company knowing that you have competent cyber security measures in place. On top of this, you will get listed in the government’s directory of certified organisations, presenting you with the opportunity to be eligible for some government contracts. At Corbel, we are a Cyber Essentials certification body so we will be able to provide you with a self-assessment questionnaire and review your answers to verify your application. If you are successful and pass this questionnaire, you will receive your certification and be Cyber Essentials approved. Are you interested in gaining your Cyber Essentials certification? Get in contact with us today to find out more information.