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      Consultancy, support and certification for the UK Government-backed IT security certification


      Achieve or renew Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation with Akita’s professional consultancy services and prove that your organisation takes IT security seriously.

      Akita is an expert partner for Cyber Essentials London and South East-based organisations trust. With in-house Cyber Essentials and Plus assessors and a team of security consultants on hand, we’ll ensure your IT systems and processes are up to standard and protected to get you through your accreditation.

      And we’ll work with you to achieve your certification as quickly as possible.

      Cyber Essentials Consultancy

      Enquire today about achieving Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus with Akita:
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      Akita’s Credentials As A Cyber Essentials Assessor

      We provide quality cyber security solutions to organisations throughout London and across the rest of the UK.

      Our team consists of certified Cyber Essentials assessors who have the accreditation and experience to evaluate and certify organisations against both the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus frameworks.

      Broadening our service offering for cyber security accreditations, we also offer consultancy for the ISO 27001 certification. This accreditation demonstrates an adherence to international standards for information security management, and being ISO 27001 certified ourselves, we’re adept at helping organisations achieve it too.

      This outlines our approach to safeguarding sensitive data and upholding the highest standards of information security across all facets of our operations.

      By choosing Akita as your cyber security partner, you can rely on our expertise as a Cyber Essentials Plus assessor and our commitment to delivering bespoke, robust cyber security solutions tailored to their unique requirements.

      Understanding Cyber Essentials Certification

      Designed by the UK Government and coordinated by IASME, the scheme offers a standard of proof that a business has the right IT security systems and processes in place. The Cyber Essentials accreditation consists of a series of checks and technical controls designed to help protect organisations from cyber-attack. Meanwhile, Cyber Essentials Plus commits an organisation to more rigorous security testing. This includes an audit of an organisation’s IT setup, alongside practical penetration testing to assess for gaps in an organisation’s security measures.

      By partnering with Akita for Cyber Essentials, organisations demonstrate their dedication to safeguarding sensitive data and protecting against cyber threats. The process of becoming accredited raises awareness of potential threats among users, reducing the likelihood of falling victim to cyber crime tactics.

      Cyber Essentials certification also holds significant recognition across the UK as a benchmark for IT security standards. Organisations that get certified reassure their customers that their data will be safeguarded according to industry best practices. This recognition not only enhances trust with customers but also strengthens the organisation’s reputation as a secure and reliable partner.

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      Cyber Essentials certification is increasingly becoming a prerequisite for public sector, local and national government tenders. Failure to hold this certification can therefore exclude organisations from lucrative contracts.

      Additionally, numerous industries are adopting Cyber Essentials as a mandatory standard, further emphasising its importance in today’s cyber security landscape.

      In addition to regulatory compliance and market competitiveness, Cyber Essentials certification can also lead to tangible financial benefits. Companies with the accreditation can get more favourable business insurance rates.

      Furthermore, meeting certain criteria may also entitle organisations to £25,000 in Cyber Liability Insurance through the Cyber Essentials scheme. This not only provides financial protection but also offers peace of mind knowing that the organisation is adequately covered against potential cyber risks.

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      What Does Cyber Essentials Cover?

      Undertaking certification helps organisations prepare and defend against the most common Internet-based threats to cybersecurity. The main protection covered by the scheme is outlined below:


      The exploitation of known vulnerabilities in Internet-connected devices.


      Defrauding users into installing malicious applications or handing over important information.

      Password Attacks

      Manual or automated attempts to gain unauthorised access to online accounts or business data.

      Data Security

      Measures commonly used to gain unauthorised access to data and files

      Network Attacks

      Attempts to disrupt or access your IT network unlawfully

      User Awareness

      Make your users more aware of cyber threats and how they can help you stay secure

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      ~ 80%

      Of cyber threats are protected against with Cyber Essentials measures

      Getting Your Organisation Certified

      Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus Consultancy

      We work with organisations to help them achieve Cyber Essentials certification.

      For Cyber Essentials, we perform initial assessments of IT systems and processes, then report on recommended changes needed to pass (at a separate cost, we can also implement required improvements and changes). Once the required changes are our Cyber Essentials assessor will formally assess your organisation with the aim of an immediate pass.

      Cyber Essentials Plus is a more advanced level of certification, requiring hands-on technical verification of an organisation’s security. This includes both vulnerability scanning and a wider assessor audit of systems to ensure they’re fully secure.

      We provide Cyber Essential Plus consultancy and support throughout all stages of the accreditation.

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      Cyber Essentials Services: What Akita Offers

      The accreditation needs to be renewed annually. So as well as one-off certification, we offer Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus implementation and renewal as managed services.

      As criteria for the accreditation can change, and business IT systems don’t stand still, our managed service protects businesses from discovering that they’re no longer compliant. This removes the last-minute rush and expense of changing systems ahead of an assessment. It also allows businesses the chance to spread costs over the course of a year.

      Our managed service packages are as follows:

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      Cyber Essentials Certification

      • 6-month and 1-month readiness assessment and report
      • Update on policies and procedure documentation
      • Dedicated Cyber essentials certified assessor and consultant
      • Up to £25K cyber essentials insurance

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      Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

      • Initial scan six weeks before audit
      • Second scan one week before audit
      • Remote audit and Cyber Essentials Plus certification
      • An extra scan three months before reassessment

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      Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus

      Combining both accreditations as a single project, this option provides a comprehensive way of achieving both Cyber Essentials and Plus.

      Apply For Cyber Essentials or Plus:

      Get in touch for a quote for your Cyber Essentials service requirement:

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      Discover how we’ve assisted a leading London removals company in achieving certification:

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      Akita’s Approach To Cyber Essentials Certification

      Akita is a leading provider of IT support and managed services across London and the South East.

      As an accredited testing organisation, we can both prepare and certify organisations for Cyber Essentials.

      To complete the certification, our consultants review an organisation’s IT systems and policies in line with the Cyber Essentials standards. We will then produce an assessment, along with any guidance on any changes or improvements required to achieve the certification.

      For our customers, we can then scope, quote and ultimately implement these changes across their organisations.

      We can offer IT security training sessions, helping staff to understand how to stay safe online and when using email.

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      Getting Started With Cyber Essentials At Akita

      To discuss Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus please get in touch with one of our consultants:

      Call us on: 0330 058 8000

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