The Cyber Essentials scheme provides organisations with clarity on the essential security controls they need to have in place to reduce the risk posed by threats on the Internet. Organisations can then make this a selling point, demonstrating to their customers through the Cyber Essentials badge that they take cyber security seriously.
How long will it take me to get Cyber Essentials certified?
It really depends on the size and the urgency of the company. From our experience, the average time to achieve Cyber Essentials for an SMB is 2 days (which includes onboarding, making the entire IT systems compliant and reviewing/ approving a questionnaire). Some SMB's have done it in a few hours, some have spent a month on it.
How long is the Cyber Essentials Certification valid?
Cyber Essentials has to be renewed on an annual basis. We will remind you in advance and recertification is simple.
Will Cyber Essentials stop me getting hacked?
The short answer is no. No security measure can guarantee you will not be hacked. The longer answer is that, when successfully implemented, it can prevent 80% of cyber attacks. Cyber Essentials is a first stepping stone towards data protection and information security. Insurance coverage is included with every certification in the event of an incident.
Do I have to install the desktop app?
To get the full benefit of CE Smart (and also to stay compliant 24/7), you have to download the desktop app. The desktop app will help you reduce 80% of the cyber threats to your systems by ensuring that your devices are always up to date and secure.
How secure is CE Smart?
We love security and compliance. Our entire company is ISO 27001:2013 certified (including our platform). We have implemented numerous technical controls and perform regular penetration tests and vulnerability scans. We are currently working towards GDPR compliance for our platform as well as our company.
Do you have a refund policy?
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you're not happy for any reason with the platform, let us know and we will issue a full refund (minus the cost of any achieved certification). We will ask you to help us improve the platform for others by requesting your feedback on what we could do better.
Does CyberSmart integrate with other apps?
The cloud-based dashboard integrates with G-Suite and Microsoft 365 to make onboarding as fast as possible. The desktop app is a stand-alone application which does not integrate with anything else. We have big ideas for integrating apps in the near future and we are working hard to get these features out to you. The app does not disturb or interfere with any other software you may be running.