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Cyber Essentials: it's ESSENTIAL to protect your business.

The UK Government backed Cyber Essentials certification scheme is the first step to fully taking control of your business and its data. Many businesses think gaining protection from the cyber threats is daunting and expensive, but Cyber Essentials is a great place to start strongarming your business.

Join Richard Hughes, Head of Technical Cyber at A&O IT Group and Paul Crumpton, Business Relationship Manager at the UK's Cyber Essentials governing authority, IASME Consortium, as they cover all things Cyber Essentials. 

What's covered?

What is Cyber Security?

What is Cyber Essentials?

Who is Cyber Essentials for?

Is Cyber Essentials mandatory?

How can I get Cyber Essentials certified?

How will certification protect my business?

How much does Cyber Essentials cost?

When should I get Cyber Essentials?

Why is Cyber Essentials so important for SME's

Hear from our experts

Is Cyber Essentials worth it?

"I don't think there's anything out there that you could do for your business to demonstrate your security posture for less money"

Does my SME need Cyber Essentials?

"We often are talking about cyber security and Cyber Essentials with our clients and they say 'Oh, I don't think that applies to me. I'm not working with the government, and we're too small.' The Cyber Essentials scheme is for organisations and businesses of all sizes."

How can A&O IT Group help?

"One of the issues we find from clients is they don't know what all those (Cyber Essentials) steps are - they don't know what the processes are, they don't know what the controls are. There can be so many of them."

Meet the hosts

By day Richard Hughes is Head of Technical Cyber Security at A&O IT Group where he leads a team of expert cyber security professionals who keep clients secure one ethical hack at a time. By night Richard continues his passion for cyber security and can often be found reverse engineering IoT devices or creating hardware-based gadgets for future assessments. Richard has a wide range of cyber security experience spanning over 20 years.

Paul Crumpton, Business Relationship Manager at IASME, his role as is responsible for introducing organisations to the concept of Cyber Essentials, to help them understand, implement and control their cyber security. Paul has helped countless companies strengthen their defences and protect their critical data from getting into the wrong hands.

Keen to know more about Cyber Essentials?

A&O IT Group has been providing cyber security services globally for over 20 years. We bolster the defences for companies of all sizes and across all industry sectors. 

Our expert team can help you achieve Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus for your business. 

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