Cybersecurity Essentials Certification

Welgo is delighted to be able to offer Cybersecurity Essentials Certification.  Welgo can provide a comprehensive support Audit and certification process for your business to achieve Cybersecurity Essentials Certification or Cybersecurity Essentials Plus Certification. Cyber Essentials is a UK government assurance scheme run and managed by the National Cyber Security Centre at GCHQ. The Cyber Essentials scheme has two objectives: to set out basic cybersecurity controls that can protect organisations from the most common cyber risks and to provide a simple and affordable certification process for organisations to demonstrate that they have implemented essential cybersecurity measures. 

You can find out more about the Certification scheme here:

Following Government Procurement Policy Note 09/14: Cyber Essentials scheme certification, if you would like to bid for central government contracts which involve handling sensitive and personal information or the provision of certain technical products and services, you will require Cyber Essentials Certification. 

There is currently a £1000 Scottish Government Grant available to help with the costs of achieving the Cybersecurity Essentials Certification. However, there is a limited pot of funding available and it is not clear if this grant will remain available beyond the current Financial year.  Therefore if you would like to take advantage of this grant please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Welgo are not only Google and Microsoft Partners but are CyberSmart Partners and members of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, National Cyber Security Centre and the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP), this helps to ensure we are kept informed via their bulletins and are at the forefront of cybersecurity developments helping to keep our clients compliant with the highest industry standards. 

Cyber Essentials and GDPR

The GDPR is a far-reaching set of regulations, intended to guarantee the privacy of individuals and the protection of personal data.

Although the regulation demands that you take appropriate measures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of any personal data you hold, it does not provide a checklist of measures for you to take. Instead, it specifies that you must determine your own cybersecurity approach based on the personal information you hold and the risk to individuals where that information may be lost or compromised. The NCSC has published some information on the relationship between GDPR and cybersecurity.

This ambiguity in the regulations can make it challenging for organisations to decide on the appropriate action to protect their data.  Welgo strongly recommends Cybersecurity Essentials as a minimum standard to ensure compliance and Cybersecurity. 

To arrange a quote or discuss your options please call the Welgo Office, or complete our Enquiries form here: